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High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays
High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in partnership with Coca-Cola awarded laptop computers to the 40 winners of an essay contest that asked local high school seniors to write a 500-word essay on how they can reduce their carbon footprint by using the services offered by the RTC.

"The level of participation was remarkable. We received hundreds of essays from students on how they use our growing transit system, bicycling amenities and other environmentally friendly services to reduce our carbon footprint," RTC General Manager Jacob Snow said.

The essay contest was open to all high school seniors graduating in 2011. Each essay was judged equally on its content and the quality of the writing. More than 265 students from across the Las Vegas valley entered the contest.

The winners of the 2011 essay contest are:

  • Melanie Barlow, Boulder City High School
  • Roger Barrett, Palo Verde High School
  • Bethany Bergh, CSN High School West
  • Vincent Bognot, Green Valley High School
  • Dani Cabot, CSN High School West
  • Halle Champion, Legacy High School
  • Daniel Coffey, Green Valley High School
  • Samuel Cruz, Green Valley High School
  • Liliana Davalos, Valley High School
  • Sharla Dean, Mojave High School
  • Mayra Dominguez, Southeast CTA
  • Everest Donske, Boulder City High School
  • Nicholas Freeman, Valley High School
  • Annelise Friedman, Southeast CTA
  • Lyndsey Gogue, Cheyenne High School
  • Dillon Higgins, Bonanza High School
  • Katelyn Hohl, Southeast CTA
  • Zachary Honea, Arbor View High School
  • Lance Hoshino, Foothill High School
  • Kirstie James, Valley High School
  • Kyle Kithasof, Advanced Tech Academy
  • LaBrea Marshall, Southeast CTA
  • Reed McGinley-Stempel, Green Valley High School
  • Calvin McMurray, Moapa Valley High School
  • Jamie Mitchell, CSN High School West
  • Kaitlin Mullen, Basic High School
  • Venea Omandac, Rancho High School
  • Jessica Padron, CSN High School East
  • Bernajane Palisoc, Silverado High School
  • Kaelen Penrod, Las Vegas Academy
  • Marcela Rodriguez, Foothill High School
  • Larissa Rodriguez, Cimarron-Memorial High School
  • Nathan Root, Foothill High School
  • John Schmitz, Basic High School
  • Francis Simon, West Prep Academy
  • Sonya Snyder, Advanced Tech Academy
  • Lilian So, Clark High School
  • Nicholas Tettamanti, Green Valley High School
  • Lane Williams, Boulder City High School
  • Tyler Williams, CSN High School West