Nebraska high school students from Millard West and Skutt Catholic School collectively received $2,000 in awards from Nebraska Ethanol Board’s Field to Fuel video contest.
The Field to Fuel video contest encourages Nebraska high school students to explore the importance and value of ethanol.
Millard West students – Hannah Roberts and Christina Van Haren – took first place and second place honors with a $1,000 prize and $600 prize, respectively. Robert’s first place entry took viewers on a journey of where ethanol comes from and how to select it at the pump.
Thomas Richter-Egger of Skutt Catholic School took the third place prize of $400 for his work.
“We appreciate all the creative submissions we received for our annual video contest and hope the students had fun while they learned,” said Jessica Sodeke, program manager for the Nebraska Ethanol Board. “Students are the future of renewable fuels, which are vital to Nebraska’s economy and our environment. We hope to see more entries next year and would encourage teachers to devote part of their curriculum to highlighting ethanol and other renewable fuels.”
If teachers would like more information about how to introduce ethanol into their curriculum, please visit the Ethanol in the Classroom under the Educational Resources tab at ethanol.nebraska.gov, or give the Board a call at 402-471-2941. The 2022 Field to Fuel contest will kick off in early fall this year and is open to all high school students grades 9-12. Students do not have to be in FFA to enter; any students interested in agriculture, renewable fuels, supporting a cleaner environment, and/or film production are encouraged to participate. For more information about the contest, visit https://ethanol.nebraska.gov/ag-in-the-classroom/fieldtofuel/.