Winners Of 19th Annual Solar Olympics Announced By WPS

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May 19, 2015

Winners Of 19th Annual Solar Olympics Announced By WPS



Winners Of 19th 
Annual Solar Olympics Announced By WPS

Students from 27 area high schools compete in the 19th annual WPS Solar Olympics at UW Stevens Point.


Green Bay, WI – In true Olympic tradition, gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded at UW-Stevens Point today as teams from 27 area high schools competed in the 18th annual Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Solar Olympics.


The Solar Olympics sponsored by WPS Community Foundation and hosted at UW-Stevens Point, challenged student competitors from area high schools to demonstrate their knowledge and skills with projects involving solar power by designing, constructing and demonstrating a solar cooker and a solar water heater, as well as racing a solar-powered model car. In addition, the students compete in an essay contest, a "solar jeopardy" quiz game and events for solar building design, solar T-shirt design, solar sculpture, solar photography, community outreach presentation and an advertising campaign.


Gold-medal awards were given to the following winners for each event:


  • Solar Car Race – Valders High School
  • Solar Car Design – Green Bay South West High School
  • Solar Cooker – Valders High School
  • Solar Water Heater – Valders High School
  • PV Innovation – Newman Catholic High School
  • Solar Building Design – Pulaski High School
  • Solar Essay – Valders High School
  • Solar Advertising Campaign – Stockbridge High School
  • Solar T-shirt Design – Pulaski High School
  • Solar Photography – Valders High School
  • Solar Sculpture – Valders High School
  • Solar Jeopardy Top Individual – Evan Krug – Green Bay Southwest High School
  • Solar Jeopardy Final – Denmark High School
  • Solar Art Challenge – Brillion, Newman Catholic, Pulaski and Valders High School


Schools competing this year included:
Bay Port Lourdes St. Thomas Aquinas-Marinette
Brillion Marathon Stockbridge
Chilton Marinette Three Lakes
Denmark Menominee Tomahawk
Gibraltar* Mishicot Valders*
Green Bay East Newman Catholic Wausau West
Green Bay Southwest* Peshtigo Wausaukee
Green Bay West Pulaski West De Pere
Lakeland Union Rhinelander Wrightstown


* The top three teams winning the most medals this year; Valders - 10, Green Bay Southwest - 8 and Gibraltar - 4.


Now in its 19th year, the SolarWise® for Schools program provides a working solar energy system and science-based renewable energy education for public and private high schools served by Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. Since 1996, 55 high schools have joined the program and thousands of students have benefitted from the curriculum package and hands-on learning activities.


About The WPS Community Foundation, Inc.


The WPS Community Foundation is a private, charitable organization providing information and options for renewable energy. Through SolarWise for Schools and the annual Solar Olympics, the Foundation actively works to preserve the environment for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. Contributions to the WPS Community Foundation are tax deductible, to the extent allowed by law. More information is available online atwww.wisconsinpublicse or by calling toll-free 800-450-7260.


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  • Jenny Short 
    Marinette, Menominee, Crivitz, Wabeno, Wausaukee
  • Leah Van Zile 
    Rhinelander, Tomahawk, Minocqua, Eagle River
  • Kelly Zagrzebski 
    Wausau, Merrill, Stevens Point and Antigo
  • Dallas Bennett 
    Oshkosh, Two Rivers, Chilton and Sheboygan
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