Chippewa Falls High School's Green Team has been selected by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project as the Wisconsin School of the Year and the National Senior Rookie of the Year. Students receive these awards due to their outstanding energy outreach and leadership efforts.
The Green Team was formed in the Fall of 2022 by three high school juniors looking to make a difference at their school and with the local community. When they petitioned to create this team as an independent study class, they were looking to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions at Chippewa Falls High School.
Since then, the team has quickly achieved so much more:
"Kamryn, Bella, and Maddie are three of the most motivated, hardworking students I've had in my 20 years of teaching. In one school year, they've accomplished so much," remarked Nick Gagnon, Academic Chair of the Science Department at Chippewa Falls High School. "They are entering their senior year this fall, and I'm excited to see everything they plan to accomplish."
In addition to this recognition, the Green Team will receive a $2,000 scholarship to cover the registration cost at the NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., at the end of June. There, students will compete in a STEM Challenge, connect with other passionate students, and meet with Senator Baldwin's Energy Policy Advisor, Melanie Ezrin.
Pictured L-R (High School Juniors: Bella Biederman, Maddie Hunt, Kamryn Glamann)