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June 15, 1999 (408) 226-2992

Local Student Wins Energy Art Contest

Sacramento -- A student from the Collins School in Mountain View will have her artwork displayed in California's Energy 2000 Calendar, according to an announcement made today by State Senator Byron Sher (D-Stanford).

Stacy Lin, a Collins School seventh grader who lives in Saratoga, entered the California Energy Commission's calendar art contest that requested young artists to envision energy in the coming century. She created a poster that shows an electric automobile getting its energy from solar power.

"Stacy's striking design titled "The Future" shows a car literally plugged into the sun," said Senator Sher. "I think she has captured the spirit of the next century, when technology will find interesting alternatives to the internal combustion engine of today."

Students whose artwork is selected will receive a $200 United States Savings Bond, a family pack of four tickets to Legoland amusement park in Carlsbad and round trip train tickets for two between any two destinations in California on Amtrak. Teachers of the winning students will receive a $50 cash award for purchase of educational materials for the classroom.

The Energy 2000 Calendar art contest is underwritten by a consortium of public and private organizations. Prizes for the students, teachers and printing of the calendar are made possible by contributions from the following organizations:

o Los Angeles Department of Water and Power o Independent Systems Operators
o Sacramento Municipal Utility District o Center for Resource Solutions
o Independent Energy Producers o Southern California Edison Company
o Cal Windo California Power Exchange
o Mid American Energy o Amtrak
o Electricity Oversight Board o Legoland

Note to Editors:

Winning illustrations from the Energy 2000 Calendar Contest are available for downloading from the Internet from the Energy Commission's educational Web Site located at:

Alternative arrangements for receiving copies of the student artwork for reproduction may be made by contacting the Energy Commission's Media and Public Communications Office at (916) 654-4989.

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