FirstEnergy check 2019
FirstEnergy/JCP&L representatives Ashley Whitehead and Mike Garbarini joined High School North teachers Kyle Seiverd and Leslie Withstandley, assistant principals Kevin Raylman and Heather DeGrandis, and HSN students to present a check and celebrate the school's nearly $1,000 STEM grant award.

Nov. 20, 2019-- For the second year in a row, High School North science teacher Kyle Seiverd has earned a FirstEnergy STEM grant for his classroom. Representatives from FirstEnergy visited the school yesterday to provide Seiverd and his students a grant award check for $995.

Whereas last year's grant funded a wind turbine project, this year's winning FirstEnergy grant project-- which Seiverd designed and wrote with HSN colleague Leslie Withstandley-- is called Bringing Light to Climate Change Solutions.

"Climate change is mainstream news in today's media, both print and electronic," read the application. "Stronger storms, prolonged droughts, and rising sea-levels are just a few of the effects that are the result of climate change. Often climate change can leave students with the impression that nothing can be done. The goal of Bringing Light to Climate Change Solutions is to highlight ways to reduce the effect of climate change."

Modeling solar energy, studying the carbon-reducing strategies presented in the book Climate of Hope, and providing each student with one LED light bulb as a means of inspiring them to make small but inpactful changes are just a few ways the program plans to meet its objectives.

Bringing Light to Climate Change Solutions will run from May through June, with approximately 300 participating students.