April 10, 2014
FKEC Awards Scholarships for Energy Projects
In an effort to extend its educational outreach, FKEC hosted its second annual Science Competition giving high school seniors in the Upper and Middle Keys the opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship. To enter, students had to create a renewable energy, energy conservation or energy efficiency project illustrating a greener way to live.
The project submissions had to include a display board showing the hypothesis, procedures, observations and data, as well as other research. Each student was then required to give a presentation to Co-op judges.
Senior students from Coral Shores, Island Christian, and Marathon high schools entered, and out of those participants FKEC awarded one student from each high school a $1,000 scholarship to be paid to the college of his or her choice.
Coral Shores senior Sydney McPeak won the scholarship with her project, “Under the Florida sun:
How do various surfaces affect solar panel performance?” Island Christian participant Jasmine Theodosiou earned the scholarship with her presentation on “Energy Conservation,” and Marathon High student Jack Logan earned $1,000 with his project, "Does the Color of a House Affect the Interior Temperature?"
The students presented their projects to FKEC judges in early April. While the winners were notified a few days later, they were officially awarded their scholarships at the FKEC Annual Meeting held on Saturday, April 19.