UNI CEEE announces Iowa Energy Poster Contest Winners

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) has announced winners of its 2005 Iowa Energy Poster Contest. The winners were awarded a $100 savings bond by Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson, and were honored during a ceremony on Tuesday, April 19, at the State Capitol in Des Moines.

Judges from the Cedar Falls Utilities, Cornbelt Power, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Energy Center, and Waverly Light and Power chose winners from more than 500 entries.

First- and second-grade winners are Sammone Jones, St. Patrick's School, Cedar Falls; Kelly Olsen, Hansen Elementary, Cedar Falls; Fatih Pecen, Hansen Elementary School, Cedar Falls; Jared Rickard, Lincoln Elementary School, Cedar Falls; and Nate Williamson, Lincoln Elementary, Cedar Falls.

Third- and fourth-grade winners are Sarah Lothspeich, Mulberry Elementary School, Muscatine; Ashley Loving, Van Allen Elementary School, Lockridge; Noah Salmonson, Colorado Elementary, Muscatine, Gage Tenold, Northwood-Kensett Community School District, Northwood; and Spencer Van Dorn, Lincoln Elementary, Cedar Falls.

Fifth- and sixth-grade winners are Tanner Bohling, Colorado Elementary School, Muscatine; Chelsea Bown, Sigourney Elementary School, Sigourney; and, Sara Gabriele and Kaiti Faye, both of Waterloo, are students at Cedar Heights Elementary, Cedar Falls.

The winning posters will be mounted and placed in the CEEE's Traveling Art Gallery, which travels throughout the state educating Iowans on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Traveling Art Gallery is available for two-week display at schools, museums and businesses.

For more information about the energy poster contest, or to reserve the Traveling Art Gallery, contact Patricia Higby at (319) 273-6012 or Patricia.Higby@uni.edu.



Patricia Higby, energy educator, UNI CEEE, (319) 273-6012
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728