Granby student writes award-winning PSA

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Granby student Bryce Tomasino (second from left), with other Grade 8 finalists, Ron Araujo, Eversource, Jane Lano, UI and Mary Sotos, DEEP deputy commissioner. He won 3rd place in the Grade 8 category. Submitted photo

Bryce Tomasino was honored last week as a finalist at the 14th eesmarts™ Student Contest ceremony held at the state capitol.

Presented by Energize Connecticut in partnership with Eversource and United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc., the eesmarts student contest invites Connecticut students in grades K-12 to create projects about energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability.

Bryce’s script for a public service announcement (PSA) was awarded third place in the eighth grade category. His PSA script describes a family in their home during the middle of winter, and everyone is bundled up. He writes “the family sitting in the living room is shivering, even the dog has on earmuffs and the cat has on a scarf.” The son provides a solution to their dilemma—an energy audit. The son explains how the audit can make your home energy efficient and warmer. Bryce’s script ends with a scene of the family after the audit has been completed in the living room warm and happy.