School Wins $10,000 for Energy Wise Program

The National Theatre for Children award celebrates energy efficient schools

Greensboro, N.C. – Brightwood Elementary won $10,000 for promoting and implementing energy efficient practices in the school.

Students in the ACES program randomly check classrooms in the school to make sure they are being energy efficient, and work to educate everyone in the school on energy conservation.

Students also received activity guides at the beginning of the year to help them be more energy efficient at home, and families and friends were invited to sign up to receive their own free “Treasure Kit” that helped them conserve energy around the house. Every household that signed up increased the school’s chances of winning the $10,000 drawing from The National Theatre for Children.

The school plans to use the money to continue energy conservation initiatives in the school, purchase science resources for hands-on experiments, science literacy books and build an outdoor classroom.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, serves nearly 72,200 K-12 students at 127 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, the district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. Guilford County Schools is a national leader in providing specialized schools and instructional programs designed to meet the educational needs of a culturally diverse citizenship. For more information, visit the district’s website at

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