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SHS selected to participate in E-Tracker Pilot Program
Shelby High School was one of four schools in the entire state of North Carolina selected to participate in the E-Tracker pilot program. The program is a conservation based real life scenario that was a “learning experience” for the students infusing in them the need and ways to conserve electrical energy. The E-Track project enabled students to carry out and better understand the scientific method and concepts centered around an actual study of the use of electricity in their homes. Each student was given the task to form a hypothesis as they collected and analyzed data using linear regression and then stated their conclusions. They needed to apply the scientific method to understand the relationship between weather and energy usage at their homes. Each student was given a folio to record the data collection for this project.
The ninth grade Earth Science students, taught by Ms. Kim McDaniel, were selected to complete this special project and report back and give their findings at a special gathering on Friday, November 1st in the school media center. Phil Bisesi, Supervisor of Residential Energy Services with ElectriCities of North Carolina, conducted the session and engaged the students in a question and answer session concerning their findings.  The program was assisted locally by Vallery McCoy, Utilities Marketing Specialist for the City of Shelby Utilities.
The City of Shelby has been a Public Power community for over 100 years and serves 7,485 customers.
The entire emphasis of the program was to make each student and the community aware of the many ways to save electricity. This is beneficial to the individuals to control energy cost and to their electric provider.  Shelby Utilities presented each student with an Energy Efficiency Kit which included: a low flow shower head, 14 watt compact fluorescent lamp, 23 watt compact florescent lamps, refrigerator thermometer, hot water gauge, room thermometer, latex spray sealant, and green filter whistles.  ElectriCities of North Carolina presented each student with an LED night-light and refreshments to celebrate the program finale.
The overwhelming conclusion of the E-Tracker Program is the immense savings, as well as energy conservation, which can be achieved through applying the findings throughout each home.

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