DPS students participate in Solar Detroit Student Design Competition

Douglass Academy for Young Men hosted an Awards Dinner for the Solar Detroit Student Design Contest on March 19, 2015. The contest is a partnership between The City of Detroit and the Detroit Public Schools Go Green Challenge.

The contest challenged students from grades K-12 to imagine how solar energy can be a part of the revitalization of Detroit. Student submissions included an essay and a drawing of their ideas.

The creativity of DPS students was on display with ideas including:
• Solar Roadways to generate electricity and melt away snow and ice
• Solar Jet to visit your Grandma
• Solar Toothbrush to keep your teeth clean
• Solar Fans to keep you cool in the summer
• Solar Touch Screen Table with phone chargers
• Solar iPod and phone chargers
• Solar powered Crime Fighting Robot
• Solar powered Litter Robot that has two collection bags on its legs, one for recycling and one for trash
• Solar City Cleaner with attachments for collecting litter, mowing grass, plowing snow and more
• A vision for turning vacant lots into wind and solar farms
• The construction of a working solar thermal array for heating homes made from recycled pop cans and reclaimed lumber

The program included a presentation by the Bennett Elementary Bioneers who showed a video of their school going green and remarked that “The future is so bright for them, they need to wear shades!”

Winning students received a certificate signed by Mayor Mike Duggan and Councilman George Cushingberry – and a gift certificate to Edmonds Scientifics made possible by MGM Grand and the DPS Foundation. The winners were:

(In the order of Category – Student Name – School – Award Amount)

K-2 Robert Rupert, Bennett: 1st Place $100
K-2 Freddy Hernandez-Morales Jr., Bennett: 2nd Place $50
K-2 Pedro Garcia-Campos, Bennett: 3rd Place $50
K-2 Brithza Marley Rios, Bennett: Hon. Mention $25
K-2 Allejandro Villasenor, Bennett: Hon. Mention $25
K-2 Eduardo Rivera-Velazquez, Bennett: Hon. Mention $25
K-2 Miranda Pasaye, Bennett: Hon. Mention $25
3-5 Tasnim Dina, Davison: 1st Place $200
3-5 Felicia San-Miguel, Bennett: 2nd Place $100
3-5 Jazmin Garcia, Bennett: 3rd Place $50
3-5 Jose Pelcastre, Bennett: Hon. Mention $25
3-5 Nevonte Walker, Bennett: Hon. Mention $25
3-5 Crystal Arambula, Bennett: Hon. Mention $25
6-8 Diamond Acosta, Clippert: 1st Place $300
6-8 Mohammad A. Muntakim, Davison: 2nd Place $150
6-8 Jakiya Iqbal Davison: 3rd Place $75
9-12 DaJuan Webster, Douglass: 1st Place $150
9-12 Kaleb Oates, Douglass: 1st Place $150
9-12 Michael Zellers Douglass: 1st Place $150
9-12 Jalen Warlick, Douglass: 1st Place $150
9-12 Jorden Hill, Douglass: 1st Place $150
9-12 Jonathan Enyinnah, Douglass: 1st Place $150
9-12 Rashad Trice, Douglass: 1st Place $150

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