SAMPSON COUNTY TEACHERS RECEIVE GRANTS FOR THEIR BRIGHT IDEAS
Six Sampson County teachers won over $5,000 in Bright Ideas grants from Four County EMC.
“The Bright Ideas grant winners are making a real difference for students,” said Gay Johnson, Director of Corporate Communications of Four County EMC. “Their creative projects will no doubt help students reach their full potential and spark higher interest in learning for years to come.”
In total, Four County EMC awarded $19,860 to 21 teachers in Bladen, Duplin, Pender and Sampson counties this year. Four County EMC has contributed more than $417,000 to local teachers through the Bright Ideas program since the program began in 1994.
“North Carolina’s electric cooperatives collectively awarded more than $10.9 million for 10,400 projects benefitting more than 2.1 million students in our state over the past 23 years. Education is key in building and maintaining strong communities. At Four County EMC, we are proud to support the communities we serve by supporting the educators who shape our future leaders,” added Johnson.
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 2018. North Carolina K-12 teachers can learn more at www.ncbrightideas.com.
Four County EMC serves over 32,500 members in Bladen, Duplin, Pender, Sampson, Columbus and Onslow counties.