Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

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May 9, 2019

Sen. Lesser Recognizes Newington Student Contest Winners


HARTFORD, CT – Today, state Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) recognized Newington students who won the 14th annual eesmarts Student Contest. Sen. Lesser commended the students for their hard work.

β€œIt’s wonderful to recognize these Newington kids on their work and artwork centered on protecting the environment,” said Sen. Lesser.
The eesmarts Student Contest is open to Connecticut students in grades K-12 and encourages them to demonstrate their knowledge of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability by completing grade-specific assignments.

Students use poems, essays, news articles, book reviews, posters, images, speeches, public service announcements, community based projects and plays to showcase their knowledge of energy. The contest was broken into four different categories, which included kindergarten through second grade, third grade through eighth grade, ninth grade through eleventh grade and twelfth grade. At each grade level the prize was a gift card from Amazon, ranging from $50 for third place finishers, $100 for second place, and $200 for first place.

The winners from Newington are as followed:

  • Karina Marsh — First place in the Kindergarten category, Elizabeth Green School
  • Rishan Annadurai — Third place in the ninth to eleventh grade category, CREC Academy of Aerospace & Engineering