Co-op Gives Local Educators Bright Ideas Grants

Posted: January 1, 2020 at 7:00 am

Group of women smiling, holding checksHalifax EMC recently awarded five grants totaling $6,961 to local teachers to fund innovative classroom projects that will benefit more than 498 students at five schools in Halifax and Warren Counties.

Winning projects were: Jacqueline Ruffin-Pittman and Samantha Sura, Northwest Halifax High, “I Aced the ACT;” Dianne Zucker and Wendy Starnes, Halifax Academy, “World War II Living History Museum;” Diane Colin and Renee Mizelle, Vaughan Elementary, “Restoration and Innovation of Global Arts Program;” Tenesha Lee, Hollister Elementary, “Hands-on, Safety, Science, Oh My;” and Rosemarie Powell-Williams, Katie Jenkins and Chastity Kinsey, Inborden Elementary, “ABL Classroom.”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Bright Ideas program, which provides funding for projects in all grade levels and subject areas. Since 1994, Halifax EMC has contributed more than $172,240 for 148 creative projects, and North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives have collectively awarded more than $12.2 million for nearly 11,700 projects benefiting 2.3 million students.