GWHS Students Win Green Dream Home Competition
George Washington High School Students Receive Trophy and Cash Prizes For Winning Green Dream Home Competition
The Green Dream Home competition winning team from George Washington High School received their trophy and their cash prizes from University of Guam President Robert A. Underwood during a brief ceremony held at the UOG campus on May 17.
GW students Eric Delfin, Bremity LakJohn, Kent Espinosa, Daryle Lee, Jonathan Rios, Jefferson Kachuo and faculty mentor John Zillian took first place with their highly inventive model of a sustainable home and shared a cash prize of $3000 with a portion of the winnings divvied up between the students, the instructor, and the school. The GWHS students are enrolled in a Guam Community College AutoCAD class.
The Green Dream Home competition was created by UOG Center for Island Sustainability Energy Tech Francisco Palacios as a way to get Guam’s youth involved and interested in sustainability. The team spent hours building their model which was presented to a panel of judges April 6. It was displayed during the UOG Center for Island Sustainability Conference April 18 and 19.
“The competition has given students the opportunity to understand how and why certain sustainable procedures and techniques work,” said Palacios. “I hope students take valuable information from this contest and apply it to real life situations that are applicable to homes in our island communities.”
GWHS was one of seven high schools that participated in the competition. For further information contact Elvie Tyler at 735-0219 or email@example.com.
GWHS Students Win Green Dream Home Competition: Pictured from left are Eric Delfin, Bremity LakJohn, UOG President Robert A. Underwood, Kent Espinosa, Daryle Lee, GWHS Vice Principal Annette Payumo, Johnathan Rios, Jefferson Kachuo, GCC faculty member John Zilian, UOG Senior Vice President Dr. Helen Whippy.