(photo) Deep River Student Honored by Sen. Art Linares at Capitol

June 12, 2013

At the State Capitol on June 11, Sen. Art Linares (left) honored John Winthrop Middle School 7th grader Imani Shortz (right), who was a finalist at the 2013 eesmarts Energy Efficiency Student Contest Ceremony.

The eesmarts program is a K-12 energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy education initiative that annually invites Connecticut students to showcase their “energy smarts” about saving energy, efficient and renewable energy technologies, and sustainability through various media forms.

“Imani has some excellent ideas on energy conservation, and she expresses herself clearly and thoughtfully,” Sen. Linares said. “It is great to see students like Imani talking about how America can be a world leader in this area, and her success is a reflection on the excellent educators at John Winthrop Middle School.”

Various prizes are awarded for first, second and third place winners, including an iPad, Kindle Fire, and museum passes.