Winning Teams: Finalists 1997

Winning Teams

Finalists 1997
Entry Title:
Grassburning
Coach:
Virginia Ledgerwood-Kral
School:
Sacajawea Middle School
City/State:
Spokane, Washington
Problem:
Poor air quality due to harmful methods of grass burning used to improve crops.
Solution:
Instead of burning the grasses, sell them to the paper companies.

Entry Title:
Particulate Pal
Coach:
Steve Loyd
School:
Hyde Park Middle School
City/State:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Problem:
Dust pollution from construction.
Solution:
Dust detector, "particulate pal," which will warn construction workers when the dust levels are too high and may harm the community.

Entry Title:
The Historical Energy Mill
Coach:
Dr. Sharon Sikora
School:
Summit Middle School
City/State:
Boulder, Colorado
Problem:
Dependency on fossil fuels.
Solution:
Creation of a micro windmill to harness the wind's power.

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Entry Title:
Tackling Traffic Troubles
Coach:
Maria Savaiano
School:
Clara Barton Open School
City/State:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Problem:
People running red lights on Lyndale Avenue.
Solution:
Communication which alerts more drivers to traffic signals and to the dangers of running red lights.

Entry Title:
Trash Challenge
Coach:
Ronda DeCairer
School:
Roosevelt Middle School
City/State:
Elkhart, Indiana
Problem:
Increasing amount of waste generated by business.
Solution:
Recycling program designed specifically for offices.

Entry Title:
Walker on Wheels
Coach:
Carol Lee
School:
Friendswood Junior High School
City/State:
Friendswood, Texas
Problem:
Lack of satisfaction with conventional walkers.
Solution:
Motorized walker.

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Entry Title:
Enviro Ed R USe
Coach:
Mimi McClure
School:
Apopka Memorial Middle School
City/State:
Apopka, Florida
Problem:
Pollution of Lake Apopka by "muck" farmers.
Solution:
Creation of a native shoreline. Replacing the natural grasses and plants.

Entry Title:
Burke Teens Helping Animals
Coach:
Spring Williams
School:
SHARE Home School and Burke County 4H
City/State:
Morgantown, North Carolina
Problem:
Humane treatment of animals and animal control.
Solution:
Education of the public to be responsible pet owners and spay or neuter their pets, devise a way to reunite lost pets with their owners and adoption of stray pets via the Internet.

Entry Title:
School Courtyard
Coach:
Ronald Schott
School:
Upper Freehold Regional Elementary School
City/State:
Allentown, New Jersey
Problem:
Lack of funding left an unfinished School courtyard.
Solution:
Development of the courtyard into a functional classroom setting.

Entry Title:
A Stop Light at Morris Hill Road
Coach:
Jim Frank
School:
Cold Spring Harbor High School
City/State:
Cold Spring Harbor, New York
Problem:
Traffic accidents at Morris Hill Road.
Solution:
Installation of a traffic light to help decrease the number of accidents.

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