YES! has been a blessing to me this past year and a half. Not only did it provide me with opportunities to grow my skills and knowledge, it also gave me the chance to leave the office and mingle with people who are truly making a difference for this earth. In true Michelle fashion, this gets a little long so stick with me! A few of the most memorable aspects are as follows. Planning the
By: Shelli-Kae Foster, Program Manager Date: June 22, 2018 YES Students Take on Water Quality Challenge. This is the title of our upcoming YES! project funded by the Environment and Natural Resources Trust fund as recommended by the Legislative Citizen-Commission on Minnesota Resources. On May 30, 2018 Governor Dayton signed into Legislation a bonding bill which includes this project to
The Second Annual State Competition Award Ceremony was held at Target Field on May 20th, 2018. This event was attended by over 100 YES! students, coaches, staff, and supporters from 3 Youth Energy Summit (YES!) teams. Teams represented the following communities; Northern Lights, Sleepy Eye, and Sartell. YES! works hard to bring opportunities like these to its students where they can showcase the
Written by Wrenshall YES! Team On Saturday, May 19th students from throughout the state competed at the annual Solar Boat Regatta. Students have to design and build a system for creating a solar powered boat. Students from Wrenshall YES! (Youth Eco Solutions) competed for the first time this year and were successful. There were three different races: 1) speed race, 2) maneuverability race,
Congratulations to the West Central YES! teams for yet another amazing year of hardworking students completing complex projects. This year’s West Central Regional Judging took place at Dahmes Stainless Inc. in New London, MN where 4 judges from the community came together to assess eight of the eleven West Central YES! teams' accomplishments. Results: 1st Place Award Recipient – Sartell YES!
Submitted Blog by Kenzie A. The Sartell Middle School 7th grade enriched class is apart of YES!. The goal of YES! this year is to reduce, reuse, and recycle. So far the YES! team has made lessons on waste reduction, recycling, composting, reducing food waste, how much we waste, and reusing. These lessons are shown throughout the middle school in our SA/homeroom classes. We have also put