The Adventures of Captain Mercaptan℠
A BGE Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge

Who Is Captain Mercaptan?

The votes are in and winners have been selected in The Adventures of Captain Mercaptan®, BGE’s Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge! BGE thanks all schools that submitted entries and promoted natural gas safety within their community. All entries clearly illustrated students’ knowledge of natural gas and what to do in the event of a natural gas emergency. This year’s winners include:

  • $10,000 Captain’s Choice Award and BGE Hero Award (fourth grade): Resurrection-St. Paul School
  • $5,000 BGE Hero Award (Kindergarten grade): Perry Hall Christian School
  • $5,000 BGE Hero Award (first grade): St. Michael-St. Clement School
  • $5,000 BGE Hero Award (second grade): St. Joseph School, Cockeysville
  • $5,000 BGE Hero Award (third grade): Fallstaff Elementary/Middle School
  • $5,000 BGE Hero Award (Fifth grade): Woodbridge Elementary School

To see all of this year’s entries, visit