Two middle school students, one from Thiells, are the top winners in the “Are You a Solar Superstar? Make a Difference One Ray at a Time” Earth Day contest, sponsored by the Briarcliff Manor-based Sunrise Solar Solutions LLC, the largest locally owned and operated solar company in the Hudson Valley.
Cecilia Roe, a sixth grader at Albert Leonard Middle School in New Rochelle, and Gabrielle Yanitelli, a seventh grader at the Fieldstone Secondary School in Thiells, will each receive an iPad mini2, the top prize in the contest.
The contest challenged participants to show how solar power can make the Earth a better place. It was open to all students in grades 5 – 8 attending schools in Westchester and Rockland counties and called for students to submit an original piece of artwork or photograph demonstrating how solar power can help us save energy and reduce our carbon footprint.