PHOTOS: RMLD Honors West & North Students Following Annual Art Contest

READING, MA – Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) recently honored 33 students from eleven local elementary schools in Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Lynnfield for their winning entries into RMLD’s annual art contest. Award ceremonies were held on January 11th and 18th at RMLD’s office in Reading. Awards were presented by RMLD’s General Manager and members of the Board of Commissioners.

For the contest, third and fourth grade students were asked to design a poster demonstrating their knowledge of topics presented in an educational video produced by RMLD. The video covered electricity basics, electrical safety, and energy conservation during peak periods, which is also referred to as “shredding the peak.” Peak periods are times of high usage when the price of electricity is at its highest, and when the more inefficient and environmental impacting generators are called into action.

A first, second, and third place winner was selected from each participating school based on the artwork and message. Each winning student was awarded a Barnes and Noble gift card, and each participating school was awarded a gift certificate for school supplies. The winning entries will be displayed at RMLD’s office for the remainder of the school year.

RMLD would like to thank the teachers and faculty at participating schools for their continued partnership in this important educational initiative.

North Intermediate winners included:
1 – Olivia Saragosa
2 – Conor Burns
3 – Ronin Uftring

West Intermediate winners included:
1 – Lillian King
2 – Nicole Botte
3 – Giovanna Queiroz

North Intermediate School, Wilmington: From left to right: Teacher Kathleen McNamara and Winning Students Olivia Saragosa, Conor Burns, and Ronin Uftring
West Intermediate School, Wilmington: Front Row (from left to right): Winning students Giovanna Queiroz, Nicole Botte, and Lillian King; Back Row (from left to right): Teachers Joan Feeney and Lena Philips
Group Picture Wilmington North Reading
Front Row (from left to right): Winning Students Rachel Duval of North Reading, Lillian King of Wilmington, Naomi Barber of North Reading, Ronin Uftring of Wilmington, Tiana Sigel of North Reading, and Joseph Foiadelli of North Reading
Middle Row (from left to right): Winning Students Nicole Botte of Wilmington, Giovanna Queiroz of Wilmington, Harshini Gopinath of North Reading, Evelyn Schomp of North Reading, Conor Burns of Wilmington, Miriana Bornstein of North Reading, and Maxwell Mathews of North Reading
Back Row (from left to right): Winning Student Olivia Saragosa of Wilmington, RMLD Commissioner Tom O’Rourke, RMLD Chair of the Board Commissioners Phil Pacino, and RMLD General Manager Coleen O’Brien

A full list of the winners and photos from the award ceremonies may be found on our website at

(NOTE: The above press release is from RMLD.)

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