Sacramento New Tech students place first at Youth Energy Summit

e-Connections Post

Sacramento New Technology High School students Sarah Rafanan, Joelin Nordine and Fatima Abdel-Gwad won first place at the Youth Energy Summit (YES!) held at the Capitol on April 24.

YES! is a community partnership between SMUD, Lodi Electric Utility, Roseville Electric and the LegiSchool Project at Sacramento State.

This year’s theme was “The Art of Being Green.” After submitting an application and participating in a two-day training event, students created projects that were both artistic and revolved around decreased energy consumption, green energy or sustainability.

The New Tech team created durable, reusable grocery bags out of one-time use grocery store plastic bags.  They presented their projects to a panel of judges at the steps of the State Capitol, winning both first place and $1,000 scholarships.