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

Who Is Captain Mercaptan?

Winner announcement
The votes are in and winners have been selected in The Adventures of Captain Mercaptan! BGE thanks all schools that promoted natural gas safety within their community and submitted entries in this year’s challenge. We received an impressive number of submissions this year, all of which clearly illustrated your 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): Fountain Green Elementary School, Bel Air
  • $5,000 BGE Hero Award (Kindergarten grade): Perry Hall Christian School, Perry Hall
  • $5,000 BGE Hero Award (First grade): St. Stephen School, Kingsville
  • $5,000 BGE Hero Award (Second grade): North Bend Elementary School, Jarrettsville $5,000
  • BGE Hero Award (third grade): Immaculate Conception School, Towson
  • $5,000 BGE Hero Award (Fifth grade): St. Joseph School – Fullerton, Baltimore

To see all of this year’s winners and entries, visit