Snap­ping Shoals EMC grant win­ners

EMC gives to county teach­ers for new projects

The Covington News - - OPINION -

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.

Sub­mit­ted photo

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.

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