Jackson Hole, WY News

Munger Mountain Elementary School

Principal Scott Eastman greets students Tuesday morning outside Munger Mountain Elementary School.

Munger Mountain Elementary School has received praise for being the first dual immersion school in the state.

But at the Teton County School District No. 1 monthly school board meeting Wednesday, the school was praised for something else — the building itself.

The school placed second in the state in the Wyoming Engineering Society's project of the year competition. Zia Yasrobi, the owner and founder of Y2 Consultants, told the board it was an "honor" to participate in the school's construction.

"I was so proud of this project, I had to show it off around the state," he said.

Energy Conservation Works' Phil Cameron also lauded the building for its green-energy efforts, including in-floor heating and a photovoltaic system designed to supply usable solar power to the school. Alongside former board member Sandy Shuptrine and Tom Segerstrom of the Teton Conservation District, he presented the board with a $10,000 ceremonial check for the panels.

"As far as I can tell, this is the largest solar array at a public school in this state and this region," Cameron said. "I think that is something we can all celebrate."

Contact Kylie Mohr at 732-7079, schools@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGschools.

Kylie Mohr covers the education and health beats. Mohr grew up in Washington and came to Wyoming via Georgetown. She loves seeing the starry night sky again.

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