Show Us Your Power Video Winners

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., June 4, 2012 — Piedmont Electric is pleased to announce the winners of our Show Us Your Power energy efficiency music video contest. In February, Piedmont EMC reached out to schools in an effort to not only raise awareness about energy efficiency but give teachers the opportunity to raise money for their school’s classes, clubs and teams by submitting an energy efficiency music video.
The Grand Prize winner of $500 went to Pathways Elementary in Hillsborough for their video ‘Pure Energy’ submitted by teachers David O’Neal and Wayne Wilson. Pathways Elementary’s video showed the wide scope of how electricity impacts ours daily lives and the importance of using energy wisely. Teachers O’Neal and Wilson plan to use the prize money to purchase equipment and props for their musical productions next year.
Runner-Up winners of $250 went to Stoney Creek Elementary in Caswell County and Woodland Elementary School in Semora. Physical Education teacher Richard Hughes of Woodland Elementary submitted the ‘Woodland Slide’ to create a dance video showing how Woodland is committed to the environment by striving to conserve energy. Woodland Elementary plans to use the prize money to focus on Science and Health/Nutrition resources. Third grade teacher Beth Kirby with Stoney Creek Elementary submitted an assortment of videos about energy efficiency and how energy travels. Stoney Creek Elementary plans to use the prize money next year in science class for an electrical soda can lamp project.
Piedmont Electric commends the efforts of these teachers who went above and beyond their curriculum to participate in this contest and educate their students about energy efficiency. We hope that this music video contest sets precedence for local schools to empower their students to learn about energy and energy efficiency. You can view these winning videos on Piedmont Electrics Facebook Page which can be found on our website at
Piedmont Electric, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative head quartered in Hillsborough, is a nonprofit electric utility serving 32,000 consumers in parts of Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person counties.

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