Conway Corp names winners in Energy Smart contest

Conway Corp recently asked its youngest customers to celebrate Energy Awareness Month and Public Power Week by participating in an Energy Smart poster and essay contest.

Students in grades K-4 were asked to create a poster on the theme “Powering an Energy Smart Future” while students in grades fifth through seventh and grades eighth through 12th were asked to write an essay on the same theme. First, second and third place prizes were awarded in each age category.  

Woodrow Cummins Elementary third grader Tori Worley won first place in the poster contest. Ty Freyaldenhoven, a first-grader representing the Art School, won second place, and Lily Mason, third place at Woodrow Cummins, won third place.  

The winning posters will be displayed in the lobby of the Main Office of Conway Corp during the month of November.

In the 5-7 grade category, Delia Baatz won first place for her essay titled “Powering an Energy Smart Future.” Allison Purtle won second place for “An Energetic Future” essay, and Aiyla East won third place for her “Teach Them Well – Powering an Energy Efficient Future” essay. Baatz is a sixth-grader at Bob Courtway Middle School. Purtle and East are seventh-graders at Ruth Doyle Middle School.

“Saving our Future: Energy” by Elaina Taylor won first place in the 8-12 grade category. “Always with Celerity” by Meagan Carmack received second place, and “The Power of the Future Lies Within the Energy of Today” by Nicole Penn received third place. Taylor, Carmack and Penn are all seniors at Conway Senior High School.  

Excerpts from the winning essays can be found at