Youth Center wins “Climate Superstars” at Grand Forks Air Force Base

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  • By Airman 1st Class Melody Wolff
  • 319th Air Base Wing, Public Affairs

The Boys and Girls Club of America Torch Club thought they were receiving a safety briefing, but instead were surprised with news they won “Climate Superstars”, an environmental awareness challenge, December 12, 2018, at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota.

This environmental contest is designed to ignite science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) interest among kids and teens while raising awareness about the importance of environmentalism and sustainability.

Torch Club members competed nationwide against 200 teams by completing tasks focused on themes such as improving energy, conserving water and reducing waste.

Col. Heather Cook, 319th Mission Support Group commander congratulated the Torch Club for their accomplishments. “I am so proud of all of you,” said Cook. “It is great to know you all are making a conscious effort to do your part to protect the environment.”

Mea Sijord, 10, and Molly Maguire, 10, Torch Club members, enjoyed prizes given by Samsung for their competition win. The prize consisted of $10,000 worth of Samsung electronics, which included two televisions, 10 Chromebook laptops, and 15 tablets.

“This challenge helped me learn about different ways I can help the environment during all seasons, and I am grateful for the prizes to help me with my homework,” Maguire said.