North Haven Students Recognized as Winners in the 18th eesmarts™ Student Contest 

Students submitted projects to the statewide contest promoting sustainability, energy efficiency, and clean and renewable energy.

Green Acres Elementary School students Hanna and Nathan Kim were recently honored as winners in the 18th Annual eesmarts™ Student Contest.   

Presented by Energize Connecticut℠ Sponsors Eversource and Avangrid, Inc. subsidiaries, United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, the eesmarts Student Contest invites Connecticut students in grades K-12 to showcase their energy smarts. 

Participants were able to choose from a variety of project formats, based on their grade level, including poems, essays, news articles, book reviews, posters, photographs, speeches, public service announcements, community-oriented projects, and more. 

Hanna won 1st place in the kindergarten category for her energy-saving poster. She illustrated ways people can utilize renewable energy sources and save energy such as turning off lights and water.

Nathan took 1st place in the fifth-grade category for his children’s picture book titled “Anything is Possible” The book follows a brother and sister who learn about different renewable energy sources and energy-saving tips, and the two realize that saving energy is possible by making small adjustments in their daily routines.

Students from 18 schools in 15 Connecticut communities submitted their work for consideration. Twenty-five entries were selected as this year’s winners and each finalist received a prize box with a gift card and certificate.

For more information on the student contest and the eesmarts program, please visit

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