Congratulations to SJHS Charger Kamron Brown (second from left) and three other Lasallian students for being chosen as first place winners in the ComEd Create a Spark HFS program. All of the students appeared on ABC News early in July to explain their project.
According to Desiree Pepper-Venzant, Executive Director of HFS Chicago Scholars, "eight groups of HFS Chicago Scholars learned about smart grid technology and how it can be used to increase the sustainable use of resources. Each team worked (for six months) to develop innovative ideas to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges, finding ways to enhance efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and improve air and water quality."
The team of Lasallian students used "motion detectors, the lights along the pathway (to) increase from 20% to 400% when someone passes by, resulting in energy savings of 80% and a well-lit path to get home."
Their team earned a $2,000 scholarship to be applied toward their high school tuition.
Congratulations, Kamron, and your fellow Lasallian teammates!