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T e top winner, Stillwater High School senior


Ean Bonjour, won scholarships totaling $10,000 and his school earned $5,000 in grants—half for winning the regional competition and half for winning overall. Casee Cole, a junior at Pond Creek-Hunter High School fi nished second overall, which resulted in $6,000 total in scholarships for her and the $2,500 grant for her alma mater. Branch fi nished third. Kailey Kelley, a student at Hinton High School,





Austin Branch, third place winner of the Go Go Geo Challenge hosted by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Oklahoma. Readers of our digital edition can click on the video icon to view Branch's video. Photo by Shevaun Williams.


In addition to points earned from online


voting totals, the fi nalists were interviewed by three judges—Oklahoma Secretary of Science and Technology, Stephen McKeever; former Miss Oklahoma, Betty T ompson; and retiring Oklahoma Secretary of Energy, Michael Ming— who awarded additional points for message delivery, creativity, content accuracy, and videography. (Shortly after the competition Ming announced he is leaving his state post by the end of the year to lead a new GE Global Research Center in Oklahoma City.)


and Haley Madden, from Portales (NM) High School, also won the regional round. Both have $4,000 in scholarships and their schools received $2,500 each. “T is was a great opportunity to showcase the


creative and talented youth in our state and work with them to fi nd new and innovative ways to explain geothermal technology and the benefi ts of using it for heating and cooling,” Ferrell said. Why the push? Ferrell said geothermal systems


are considered the most energy effi cient available today, but high installation costs, attributed primarily to the underground loop, have put the technology out of reach for most homeowners until now. "Federal tax credits—30 percent of the total cost, including installation—combined with our effi ciency rebates and energy savings make the overall price much lower than a conventional heating and air-conditioning system. T ere's never been a better time to tap into geothermal," he said. Visit GoGoGeoChallenge.com, to learn more


about geothermal technology and to view the top three videos from the contest.


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