Luminant Awards Three $5,000 Grants for Winning Essays

Students at three Texas schools did more than learn this fall, they also won their school a $5,000 grant as 2010 Luminant Scholar Program grand prize winners.

Out of 31 participating school districts, Belton ISD’s Tarver Elementary School, Lexington ISD’s Lexington Elementary School and Stephenville’s Gilbert Intermediate School were selected as grant recipients based on their students’ motivational environmental essays.

The Luminant Scholar essay contest challenged fifth-grade students in select Texas public schools districts to write one-page essays capturing the theme, “How can I help protect the environment?” One winning student from each school district was awarded a $1,000 United States Savings Bond for their inspiring ideas, making their school eligible to win the grand prize.

“In the program’s third year, we continue to receive tremendous support and enthusiasm from participating school districts and their students,” said Don Montgomery, Luminant Scholar representative.

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