MEEC and SoCal Gas Honor Student Writers

MEEC/SoCal Gas Essay Contest Winners: Front Row (L-R): Ana Marie Polanco, Brentwood Elementary School, Victorville; Sameer Ferguson, Brentwood Elementary School, Victorville; Ezekiel Leleimen, Montara Elementary School, Barstow; Carson Perry, Sage Oak Charter School, Victorville; Ashly Perez, Quail Valley Middle School, Phelan. Back Row (L-R): Chris Shank, Granite Hills High School, Apple Valley, Jessie Eidenberger, Granite Hills High School, Apple Valley; Nigel Camacho, Morgan Kincaid Elementary, Adelanto; Arturo Carrillo, The Idea Academy @ Cottonwood, Palmdale; Cassie Detwiler, Excelsior Charter School, Victorville; Jamission Perry, Sage Oak Charter School, Victorville.

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The Mojave Environmental Education Consortium (MEEC) and Diamond Sponsor SoCal Gas recently challenged High Desert students to put their pens to paper with their essay contest entitled “The Energy Balancing Act,” which focused on the importance of generating our energy from multiple sources- including natural gas.

On March 21st, the winners and their families gathered for an awards ceremony held at the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District office in Victorville.   Winners of the 1000-words-or- less contest received special certificates and gift cards for their insightful views on maintaining a balanced energy portfolio.  MEEC provides environmental education resource materials, workshops, bus field trip mini-grants, and much more to High Desert educators at no charge. MEEC is funded by more than 30 private and public sponsors, including SoCal Gas.  For more information on how you can become involved with MEEC, please visit

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