2014 Early Bird Winners
August 26th, 2014
By Heather Vaughan
Sanford, N.C., August 25, 2014-Five teachers are grinning from ear to ear this year due to Central Electric Membership Corporation’s (CEMC) Early Bird Award. The honors came in connection with the Bright Ideas program. Usually CEMC only selects one teacher who applies early for the scholarship, but this year the cooperative was able to pick five local educators in the Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Moore county areas. Each winner received a $100 gift card to use towards whatever he or she desires. You’ll find this year’s incredible crew below.
Registration for the main Bright Ideas Grant is still underway; however, September 19, 2014-this year's cut-off- is right around the corner. Annually teachers can apply for grants of up to $2000, which is part of more than $600,000 in Bright Ideas funding that will be awarded to teachers statewide during the upcoming school year. Certified classroom educators at qualifying schools in Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Moore counties can apply for grants individually or as a team. The application, grant-writing tips and more information about the Bright Ideas grant program can be found at www.cemcpower.com. You can also contact the program coordinator Janet Jackson at JacksonJ@cemcpower.com or through (919) 774-4900. Don’t miss out on your chance to win!
2014 Early Bird Winners:
Brittany L. Matscherz- Sandhills Theater Arts Renaissance School (STARS), Vass, NC
David Blackmon- J Glenn Edwards Elementary, Sanford, NC
LaTonya C. McLean- Tramway Elementary, Sanford, NC
Rhonda Fancher- J Glenn Edwards Elementary, Sanford, NC
Victoria Raymond-Northwood High School, Pittsboro, NC