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  • [ May 1, 2013 ]
  • Awards Ceremony for the Iowa Energy Poster Contest

BY KELLY MADSEN | IOWA ENERGY CENTER

Governor Branstad spoke to the parents and teachers who attended the ceremony to express his pride in the kids and the state of Iowa.

On Tuesday afternoon, Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds commended twelve elementary students for their early interest in energy topics and for being selected as winners of the 2012-2013 Iowa Energy Poster Contest.

“We’re glad that these young people are already really interested in energy and renewable resources,” Governor Branstad said. “We hope that they can one day help continue Iowa’s leadership in renewable energy.”

Students, teachers, and families gathered in the north hallway of the Iowa Capitol Building for the poster contest award ceremony. The annual contest is held by University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) and it invites elementary students state-wide to create a colorful and creative poster showcasing their interest in renewable energy and energy savings.

“I wanted to participate in the contest because I think that renewable energy is a big deal and we need to show people how

Emily Perrot stands with Branstad and Reynolds for a photo after receiving her award.

important it is,” said Emily Perrot, a poster contest winner from Waverly, Iowa.

For more information on the contest, visit our March news release: Iowa Energy Poster Contest.

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