2023 - 2024 School Year Finalists

Student team entries were due in April. Submissions were reviewed by a panel of judges that included educators and representatives from non-profits, state agencies, and the partner organizations. Entries from students in grades 6 – 8 were placed in the Middle School category and students in grades 9 – 12 were placed in the High School category. Submissions from schools within Atlantic City Electric (ACE) territory were considered for the ACE Student Climate Challenge awards and all other submissions were considered for the NJ Student Climate Challenge awards.

Congratulations Finalists!

Finalists are listed below alphabetically.

ACE Student Climate Challenge Finalists

Middle School

Davies Climate Resilience Group

William Davies Middle School
Hamilton Township School District


Penns Grove Middle School
Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District

High School

Clearview Environmental Club

Clearview Regional High School
Clearview Regional High School District

Clothing Reuse Team

Penns Grove High School
Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District

Garden Team

Penns Grove High School
Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District

Green Thumbs

Atlantic City High School
Atlantic City School District


NJ Student Climate Challenge Finalists

Middle School

C.A.S.T. Climate Action and Sustainability Team

Rosa International Middle School
Cherry Hill Public Schools

The Alliance

JP Case Middle School
Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

Wild Over Worms

Green Brook Middle School
Green Brook Township Public School

High School

Highland Park Green Team

Highland Park High School
Highland Park Public Schools

Metuchen High School Environmental Club

Metuchen High School
Metuchen School District


Marine Academy of Science and Technology
Monmouth County Vocational School District



The first, second, and third place awards in each category will be announced at the New Jersey Student Climate Awards Ceremonies on June 6 and June 11 at Drumthwacket, the Official Residence of the Governor of New Jersey. The ceremony will be hosted by New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy. The schools will receive a grant to advance their climate initiatives. Students will receive a certificate and a token of appreciation.

1st Place: $3,500 school grant

2nd Place: $1,000 school grant

3rd Place: $500 school grant




Email: njstudentclimatechallenge@sustainablejersey.com


New Jersey Student Climate Challenge Partners

The New Jersey Student Climate Challenge is administered by Sustainable Jersey and the Drumthwacket Foundation. It is made possible through the generous support of Atlantic City Electric.