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St. Anne's School wins U.S. Embassy sponsored Alternative Energy competition for high school students
By Lisa A. Moxey , US Embassy
Nov 18, 2009 - 10:08:08 AM

Ambassador Nicole Avant flanked by students from the top three teams, St. Anne’s High School, C.R. Walker High School and Temple Christian High School.

Nassau, Bahamas - Ambassador Nicole Avant announced St. Anne’s high school the winners of the first U.S. Embassy sponsored Alternative Energy Competition.  The competition was held in conjunction with The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and The Bahamas Hotel Association and took place on Friday, October 30.  The announcement was made on Thursday, November 12 during the luncheon of the 2009 Bahamas Energy Conference at Sheraton Nassau Beach Hotel.  C.R. Walker High School was the second place winners and Temple Christian School finished third.  Other schools competing included: Mount Carmel, C.V. Bethel, C.W. Saunders, C. I. Gibson, and Queen’s College. This competition was part of the November 12-14 Bahamas Energy Conference and Trade Show, and was sponsored by the Sheraton Nassau Beach Hotel.

The students worked in groups of six to design a marketing campaign to promote energy efficiency in students’ communities and homes.  Their campaign had to promote a specific energy efficient tool i.e. natural gas, solar panels, CFL light bulbs, public transportation, water conservation, wind power, etc. and explain why it would be effective in improving energy conservation in The Bahamas.  The marketing plan included: a one minute recorded media jingle, a full-color poster, a slogan, and a one page marketing plan outlining why the group chose the slogan and why it will be an effective way to reach the public.  All the presentations were creative, and the students were excited to create and present alternative energy ideas for the future.

Ambassador Nicole Avant flanked by students from the top three teams, St. Anne’s High School, C.R. Walker High School and Temple Christian High School.

St. Anne’s school won a one-week, all-expense paid trip to the FORFAR Bahamas Environmental Youth Camp in Andros sponsored by the Bahamas National Trust, Bahamas Hotel Association, Coastal Awareness Committee, The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation, and Bahamas Fast Ferries.  The second place team, C. R. Walker school won a one-day, all-expense paid trip to the Island School, Cape Eleuthera sponsored by New Oriental Laundry, the Poop Deck Restaurants, BahamasWaste, Ferreira and Company, Islands by Design, Reiss Engineering, Morganti Texas, Inc., National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD), and HVS Global Hospitality Services.  The third place team from Temple Christian School won a Blue Lagoon Eco-Adventure Package donated by Dolphin Encounter.  These prizes were selected to impart to the next generation the principals of environmental stewardship and sustainable living practices.  Each member of the top three teams also received day passes to the Atlantis Aqua Adventure Water Park, courtesy of Kerzner International.

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