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Woodbridge Student Recognized as Winner in the 18th eesmarts™ Student Contest

August 31, 2023
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Woodbridge student Mordecai Abraham was recently honored as a winner in the 18thAnnual eesmarts™ Student Contest.  Presented by Energize Connecticut℠ Sponsors Eversource and Avangrid, Inc. subsidiaries, United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, the eesmarts Student Contest invites Connecticut students in grades K-12 to showcase their energy smarts.  Participants were able to choose from a variety of project formats, based on their grade level including poems, essays, news articles, book reviews, posters, photographs, speeches, public service announcements, community-oriented projects, and more.

Mordecai, a 4th-grade student at Beecher Road School, won 3rd place for his letter to the principal on becoming an energy-efficient school.  In his letter, Mordecai provided examples of how this could be accomplished through investing in energy-efficient equipment and solar panels.

Students from 18 schools in 15 Connecticut communities submitted their work for consideration.  Twenty-five entries were selected as this year’s winners and each finalist received a prize box with a gift card and certificate.

For more information on the student contest and the eesmarts program, please visit

Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy.  It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, Eversource, UI, SCG and CNG with funding from a charge on customer energy bills.  Information on energy-saving programs can be found at or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.

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