Snapping Shoals EMC grant winners
EMC gives to county teachers for new projects
Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded the Newton County School System with $ 14,988.05 to support 10 Bright Ideas mini- grants for innovative teacher projects.
Teachers who wanted their projects funded had to apply and illustrate how their projects are in line with the Georgia Performance Standards.
Applications were submitted by 17 teachers, and 10 received funding of up to $ 2,000 for their projects.
Teachers at four of the county’s elementary schools received funding.
Andria Bunner received $ 1,332.01 for the Wildcat Volunteer Cen ter at West Newton Elementary School, Karen Green received $ 1,061 for visual literacy at East Newton Elementary School and Donna Harris received $ 1,984.60 for her Putting Math in Motion project at Ficquett Elementary School.
Two projects at Livings- ton Elementary School were given grant money. Artie Brunson received $ 1,500 for his project involving reading and writing with nonfiction texts. Cindy Bates Loveland, Al Sadler, Sue Kernan, Katie Bernd and Brad Fowler also received $ 1,400 for Livingston’s male and female mentoring clubs Boys to Men and Jewels of Livingston.
Indian Creek Middle School was the only middle school in the county collecting mini- grant money.
Linda Allemani accepted $ 2,000 for her projects concerning research- based mathematics, as well as $ 1,400 for another involving co- teaching environments.
Alcovy and Eastside high schools also received grant funding.
At Alcovy High Adam Phyall received $ 1,839.89 for audio/ video podcasts and Amanda Restivo and Terry Oliveri received $ 300.56 for a production of “ The Tales of Peter Rabbit.”
Kerry Stevens at Eastside High received $ 1,719.99 for a project called Physical Science in the 21st Century.
Bright Ideas grants are allocated from unclaimed capital credits — margins — or revenues required by lending institutions greater than the cost of providing electric service.
Legislation passed in 2005 allows EMCs to utilize these margins for scholarship programs, grant programs and other community projects involving local education.
Bright Ideas: Recipients of the Snapping Shoals EMC Bright Ideas grants from the Newton County School System are Karen Greene, left, Donna Harris, Katie Burnd, Sue Kernan, Artie Brunson, Al Sandler, Terry Oliveri, Andria Bunner, Amanda Restivo, Kerry Stevens and Adam Phyall. The teachers will use the money for experimental classroom projects.