The video was one of eight finalists uploaded to ComEd’s YouTube page

The Murphy Elementary 5th grade students produced a 50-second video titled “The Flash Flooders” in which they spoke about how the flood affected their school and their families, and how ComEd was there to help restore power to the area.

The students in the winning group were Aimee Arizmendi, Briana Gonzalez Davis, Crystal Flores, Brooke Lauritzen, Eduardo Pedrozo, Logan Ramirez and Iroel Velazquez.

In addition to winning the $2,500 for the school, the seven students in the winning group will each receive $50 gift cards from ComEd. The prizes will be delivered at a party ComEd will throw Feb. 16.

Murphy sustained $2 million in flood damage, with water as high as 4 feet in some places. Officials say students will be without a gym, library and four classrooms until next school year.

The video was one of eight finalists to be uploaded to ComEd’s YouTube page. It won because it received the most likes by viewers.

Read more and watch the winning video


  • Jessica Alvarez | Jan 21,2018

    Emeley Huertaa

  • Sandra Daily | Jan 21,2018

    Congratulations to the 5 the graders, nice job! And to Murphy School!

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