CEMC 2013 Bright Ideas Winners
November 1st, 2013
By Heather Vaughan
Sanford, N.C., November 1, 2013 – Central Electric is honoring teachers and celebrating innovation in education this month by awarding $10,000 total in Bright Ideas grants to educators in Chatham, Harnett, Moore and Lee counties. The grants will fund eight projects that will touch the lives of thousands of local students.
“We’re thrilled to award these dedicated educators with Bright Ideas grants,” said Janet Jackson, CEMC Bright Ideas Coordinator. “Their creative projects will no doubt help students reach their full potential and spark higher interest in learning for years to come.”
Bright Ideas education grants- sponsored by Central Electric and North Carolina’s electric cooperatives- provide resources to Tar Heel teachers for innovative, hands-on, classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded.
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are expected to award nearly $600,000 in Bright Ideas grant funding to educators statewide this school year. Since 1994, the Bright Ideas program has awarded more than $8.5 million to teachers across the state for 8,300 projects benefiting more than 1.5 million North Carolina students.
Bright Ideas grant applications are collected each year through mid-September, and winning proposals are selected in a competitive evaluation process by a panel of judges. The application process will reopen for interested teachers in April 2014.
To find out more information about the Bright Ideas grant program, visit www.cemcpower.com or the Bright Ideas website at www.ncbrightideas.com). Become a fan of “Bright Ideas Education” on Facebook to receive regularly updated news about the program.
Central Electric’s 2013 grant winners are listed below:
Callie Hammond- Bragg Street Academy
Corinne Walls- Crain’s Creek Middle School
Kim Collazo- Greenwood Elementary
Kimberly Hilliard- Sandhills Farm Life
Aymee Tiffany- Union Pines High School
Brittany Matschertz- Sandhills Theater Arts Renaissance School (STARS)
John Black- Benhaven Elementary
Elizabeth Godfrey- Lee County High School