4/20/18—Seven students from Saint Joseph Academy recently won the Grand Prize in the High School category of the Lexus Eco Challenge—a nationwide educational STEM program and contest that inspires middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it.
Known as “Team Enerjagers,” the group of students created “Second Chance Candles” to address the issue of the use of fossil fuels and the related production of carbon dioxide emissions, which contribute to global warming. Instead of using components that contribute to fossil fuel dependence, the students reused discarded glassware, crayons, beeswax, and other eco-friendly ingredients.
Three out of the past four years, Team Enerjagers have placed as a finalist for the Eco Challenge, earning more than $60,000 in scholarships. This year’s Grand Prize earned them $20,000 in scholarships for the seven team members and $10,000 for Saint Joseph Academy.