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St. James Intermediate and Myrtle Beach Middle receives national attention for their EnergyWise clubs

Need project Two of the five Horry County Schools participating in EduCon Energy’s “EnergyWise” Program have received award notification from the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED).

St. James Intermediate School received two awards, one of which was at the national level. Congratulations to Melody Barbour and “The Green Team” for being recognized as the National Elementary Rookie of the Year and South Carolina Elementary School of the Year!

Congratulations to Katie Forrest and her “Hawks Energy Club” at Myrtle Beach Middle School for winning South Carolina Junior School of the Year. This is the second year in a row that Myrtle Beach Middle School was honored through the Youth Awards Program. Last year they were recognized as the South Carolina School of the Year.

The teachers and students from each school are invited to Washington D.C. to attend the NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards Ceremony scheduled for June 21-24. Each school will receive $1,500 from NEED to help with travel and lodging.

EnergyWise is a program developed by EduCon Energy Inc. to educate building occupants and the students about energy efficiency while reducing energy consumption in schools. The EnergyWise program is closely aligned with NEED (National Energy Education Development Project) by using NEED curriculum materials, energy kits, and participating in the Youth Awards Competition.



Melody Barbour and David Cupolo, Principal
St. James Intermediate School

Katie Forrest
Myrtle Beach Middle School