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Welcome to EnergyWise!

EnergyWise is a program developed by EduCon Energy Inc. to educate building occupants and the students about energy efficiency while reducing energy consumption in schools. EnergyWise provides an exciting approach using the school building as an instructional resource to help children understand the interworking relationships of each of the building systems.

The education program will involve guidance for school personnel in utilizing the building design to teach children about sustainability. As they become subject matter experts on the unique characteristics of their school, EnergyWise students often assist with conducting building tours.   [Read more...]

Horry County Schools Earn National Awards For Student Energy Programs

St. James Intermediate School students, teacher and principal

St. James Intermediate School EnergyWise students along with their teacher Melody Barbour and principal David Cupolo at the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) Awards Ceremony in Washington DC on July 22.

Horry County School Award

May 2019

Two of the five Horry County Schools participating in EduCon Energy’s “EnergyWise” Program have received award notification from the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED).

St. James Intermediate School

St. James Intermediate School received two awards, one of which was at the national level. Congratulations to Melody Barbour and “The Green Team” for being recognized as the National Elementary Rookie of the Year and South Carolina Elementary School of the Year!

Myrtle Beach Middle School

Congratulations to Katie Forrest and her “Hawks Energy Club” at Myrtle Beach Middle School for winning South Carolina Junior School of the Year. This is the second year in a row that Myrtle Beach Middle School was honored through the Youth Awards Program. Last year they were recognized as the South Carolina School of the Year.

The teachers and students from each school are invited to Washington D.C. to attend the NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards Ceremony scheduled for June 21-24. Each school will receive $1,500 from NEED to help with travel and lodging.

NEED encourages and rewards student leadership and innovation by sponsoring a Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement. Schools participating in NEED’s programs are invited to submit portfolios of their energy activities. Exceptional teachers and students are recognized for their efforts at the state and national level and are invited to attend NEED’s National Recognition Ceremonies held each June in Washington, DC. At the conference students work with their peers to explore new energy activities while NEED teachers have the opportunity to network and re-energize for the coming school year.