Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School re­ceives $500 from BGE

The Dundalk Eagle - - REUNIONS - By: CHAR­LENE MAYO cmayo@ches­pub.com

The Bal­ti­more Gas and Elec­tric com­pany (BGE) on Mon­day granted Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School a Ris­ing Star Award and a $500 for their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Wires Down Video chal­lenge.

“We were rec­og­nized as new­com­ers, it’s the first time we won,” said Janet My­ers, a sec­ond grade teacher at Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School.

The con­test re­quires that each school create their own ver­sion of BGE’s “Wires Down” TV com­mer­cial.

Par­tic­i­pants can earn up to $10,000 for their school.

The goal is to teach stu­dents not to touch downed wires when you see them and to in­stead call BGE to han­dle it, so no­body gets hurt.

Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School’s com­mer­cial started with two girls, one was cry­ing and the other girl was com­fort­ing her.

The girl was cry­ing be­cause there were wires down.

The other girl, in­formed her that it was no prob­lem, all they had to do was call BGE, so they can take care of it.

Af­ter that scene, three fifth-grade boys, be­gan singing and danc­ing to the “Wires Down” jin­gle.

This is Our Lady of Hope/ St. Luke School’s third year par­tic­i­pat­ing in the chal­lenge and their first year win­ning.

Third and fifth graders were al­lowed to at­tend the cer­e­mony, where BGE of­fi­cials award the school with the cash prize.

“The money will go to our video club,” My­ers said.

Any school is al­lowed to par­tic­i­pate in the BGE con­test and about 15 schools sub­mit­ted videos this year, ac­cord­ing to My­ers.

BGE sup­plies ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als to teach­ers, with down­load­able entry kits and ba­sic les­son for­mats on elec­tric­ity and elec­tric safety.

BGE’s Wires Down Video chal­lenge has awarded $80,000 in school fund­ing to 29 schools since the start of the chal­lenge in 2012.

Ac­cord­ing to My­ers, Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School plans on sub­mit­ting a Wires Down Chal­lenge video next year.

“Stu­dents al­ready ideas,” My­ers said. have

BGE of­fi­cials pre­sented stu­dents Avery, Nolan, Collin, Al­lanah, Ju­lia, Au­tumn and Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School’s sec­ond grade teacher, Mrs. Janet Myer’s a Ris­ing Star award

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