Washington State University Imagine Tomorrow awarded Stanwood High School students, Derek Britain, Christy Swartz, and Jimmy Besancon, first place at the high school energy competition. This was an independent, student-driven project, which addressed alternate energy sources. 

They chose Technology for their category and invented or re-designed a machine or process that uses sustainable technologies for energy production, consumption, and conservation.  They presented their project to judges from Boeing, Siemens, Weyerhaeuser, BPA, Tacoma Public Utilities, Microsoft, and several WSU professors, including the Dean of Engineering; all experts in their fields.   Each student and Stanwood High School received a plaque of recognition and was awarded $10,000. Stanwood High School will receive $5,000 and the students will share the remaining $5,000.