Three Lee’s Summit R-7 schools were recently recognized through the school district’s energy conservation efforts.
Westview Elementary won first place, Meadow Lane Elementary won second place and Trailridge Elementary won third.
At Westview Elementary, students and staff members reduced their overall energy usage by nearly 20 percent when compared to the previous school year.
As the Energy Olympics winner, Westview receives a $750 award, which will be used to purchase instructional materials for students. The school is also displaying the Energy Olympics traveling trophy.
In addition, Westview was honored earlier this school year as the R-7 School District's top recycling school through the One Earth, One Chance program, sponsored by Deffenbaugh Industries. This is the second year in a row that Westview has captured the award.