On May 23, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) surprised students at Krieger Schechter Day School (KSDS) by awarding $10,000 and a trophy to teacher Alex Thaler and his class for their grand prize-winning video in the company’s Wires Down Video Challenge.
The annual contest encourages elementary schools to create their own version of BGE’s popular “Wires Down” electric safety commercial for the chance to win between $500 and $10,000 to fund a school enrichment project. The winning video was aired on major networks over the weekend following the award.
“Krieger Schechter Day School is a shining example of an engaged, active campus and it’s a privilege to celebrate their unprecedented third straight grand prize win in BGE’s Wires Down Video Challenge,” said Stephen J. Woerner, president and chief operating officer for BGE.
KSDS will use the grand prize to support their Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programs. A portion of the prize will also be donated to the Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids program,which provides Baltimore City school students and their families food for the weekend. BGE will generously match the KSDS donation.
View the winning video at https://safetycentral.bge.com/electric-safety/winner/.