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2010-10-07 / General Stories

Fifth-Graders Compete in Environmental Essay Contest

Luminant Will Award Winning Student $1,000 US Savings Bond

Lexington ISD and the Luminant Scholar Program are calling on fifth-grade students to brainstorm creative ways to raise environmental awareness in their daily lives.

Starting this month, Lexington ISD fifth-graders will write onepage essays, sharing their ideas for how they can help protect the environment. This is Luminant’s third year to sponsor the program, which will award one district winner, chosen by a representative of Lexington ISD, with a $1,000 United States Savings Bond at a ceremony to be held in the coming weeks.

“We’re embarking on another Luminant Scholar Program and excited to continue challenging fifth-graders to look for innovative ways to protect our environment,” said Phil Wilson, senior vice president of public affairs at Luminant. “It is our hope that this essay-writing competition will motivate students to make positive environmental changes in their communities and to continue learning through the scholarships and grants we award.”

Schools representing the winning essays will also be eligible to receive one of three $5,000 Luminant grants. Grand-prize winners will be announced in December at the conclusion of the program. In all, Luminant expects to award nearly $50,000 in scholarships and grants this fall.

The Luminant Scholar Program

Luminant Scholar Program is a scholarship program designed to educate students about the natural resources we use each day. Through an essay contest this fall, students in select Texas public school districts will increase their awareness of environmental protection. For more information on the program, visit www.luminant.com/scholar.

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