Luminant launches 2010 Luminant Scholar environmental essay-writing competition
For the past two years, fifth-grade students across Texas have demonstrated creative environmental conservation ideas – from community recycling programs to planting neighborhood tree farms – as part of the Luminant Scholar Program. This year, Luminant is asking them to think of their most innovative solutions yet.
Through the Luminant Scholar Program, fifth-graders in select Texas public school districts will have an opportunity to draft a one-page essay answering the question “How can I help protect the environment?” Students will share their ideas on environmental conservation and learn how they can improve it – with the authors of the top essays awarded scholarships for their future education.
“For a third year, Luminant will bring its essay-writing competition into fifth-grade classrooms and challenge even more students to think of ways of protecting our environment,” said Phil Wilson, senior vice president of public affairs at Luminant. “Through this program, we hope that students will be inspired to take action, bring environmental awareness into their communities and continue learning through the scholarships and grants we will award.”
Award ceremonies will be scheduled throughout the end of the year, during which one winner from each district will be awarded a $1,000 United States Savings Bond. The winning student's school will then be eligible to win a $5,000 grand prize, awarded at the conclusion of this year's program.
For more information on the Luminant Scholar Program and to view last year's grand prize winning essays, visit http://luminant.com/scholar/.
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Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., is a competitive power generation business, including mining, wholesale marketing and trading, and development operations. Luminant has 18,300 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. The company is also the largest purchaser of wind-generated electricity in Texas and fifth largest in the United States. EFH is a Dallas-based energy holding company that has a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy subsidiaries, primarily in Texas. Visit www.luminant.com or www.energyfutureholdings.com for additional information.