Illinois 2018

Teachers can access NEED curriculum online. As resources are available, teacher workshops
and hands-on kits are available. Individual state curriculum correlations are available here.



Bednarcik Junior High School
Aurora, IL
National Junior Runner Up, Outstanding Community Outreach Project
Illinois Junior School of the Year

Project Title: Environmentally Educating Our Community
Teacher Advisor: Amy Truemper
Student Director(s): Megan Schwab, Erin Hudson, Sam Mendoza

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Bureau Valley South

Buda, IL
Project Title: Powering Up Student Engagement at Bureau Valley
Teacher Advisor:
Sheri Litherland
Student Director(s): Justin Moon, Konner Green, Jax Glenn, Mackenzye Hodge, Taylor Neuhalfen, Elizabeth Bowyer, Addie Miller

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Hefferan Elementary School

Chicago, IL
National Junior Rookie of the Year
Illinois Junior Rookie of the Year

Project Title: Seeing STEAM and Energy in a New Way
Teacher Advisor:
Dr. Heather Hampton
Student Director(s):
Destiny Jones, Kejuana Hopkins

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King Middle Grade School

Kankakee, IL
Project Title: Energy Awareness Project
Teacher Advisor:
Krystal Clifton
Student Director(s):
Kas Mays

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Richard Ira Jones Middle School

Plainfield, IL
Project Title: Ira Jones Green Team
Teacher Advisor:
Brendan Crosby
Student Director(s):
Youanna Ibrahim

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Winfield Central School

Winfield, IL
Project Title: Winfield Central School Energy Squad 2017-2018
Teacher Advisor:
Cori Nelson
Student Director(s):
John Bartlett, Valerie Harris, Ben Jimenez, Heidi Pereckas

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