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2016 Bright Ideas Grants Awarded In Union County

December 16, 2016 – Monroe, N.C. – More than 2,735 Union County students will benefit from the Bright Ideas grants awarded by Union Power Cooperative during surprise visits to classrooms in November and December. Union Power Cooperative granted $20,000 this year to area teachers for their “bright ideas.”

The Bright Ideas grant program, sponsored by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, strives to improve education in North Carolina classrooms. Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded to teachers for innovative, classroom-based projects in grades K-12 that would not otherwise be funded. Union Power congratulates Union County winners:

  • Alicia Swackhamer from Forest Hills High won $485 for her project, “Razzle Dazzle Rehab”;
  • Tiffany Medford from Piedmont High won $2,000 for her project, “The Business of Art”;
  • Elizabeth W Medlin from Poplin Elementary won $2,000 for her project “Creation Station in the Media Center”;
  • Jennie Yearick from Porter Ridge High won $1,590 for her project “The GREATRACE”;
  • Susan Helms from Union Academy High won $2,000 for her project “Capturing Our Cities with Three P’s: Photographing, Printmaking, Publishing”;
  • Angela Hill from Union Elementary won $400 for her project “Dandelion Totes”; and
  • Donna Brown from Walter Bickett Education Center won $500 for her project “Families Read Every Day (FRED)

“Through grant submissions like Ms. Medford’s, the Bright Ideas program allows educators a creative and innovative way to bring learning to the classroom. We are thrilled to help strengthen our communities through programs like Bright Ideas”, said Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Union Power, Carrie Stroud.

Union Power Cooperative is a member-owned electric cooperative, which provides electric service to more than 72,000 member accounts in Union, Stanly, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and Rowan counties.

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Bright Ideas Grants Awarded In Stanly County

December 16, 2016 – Monroe, N.C. – More than 420 Stanly County students will benefit from the Bright Ideas grants awarded by Union Power Cooperative during surprise visits to classrooms in November and December. Union Power Cooperative granted $20,000 this year to area teachers for their “bright ideas.”

The Bright Ideas grant program, sponsored by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, strives to improve education in North Carolina classrooms. Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded to teachers for innovative, classroom-based projects in grades K-12 that would not otherwise be funded. Union Power congratulates Stanly County winners:

  • Shannon Graham from East Albemarle Elementary won $900 for her project, “Robotics Club for 3-5 Grade Students”
  • Stacy Bottoms from West Stanly Middle won $1,500 for his project, “Printing the Future”

“Through grant submissions like Mr. Bottom’s, the Bright Ideas program allows educators a creative and innovative way to bring learning to the classroom. We are thrilled to help strengthen our communities through programs like Bright Ideas”, said Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Union Power, Carrie Stroud.

Union Power Cooperative is a member-owned electric cooperative, which provides electric service to more than 72,000 member accounts in Union, Stanly, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and Rowan counties.

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2016 Bright Ideas Grants Awarded in Mecklenburg County

December 16, 2016 – Monroe, N.C. – More than 50 Mecklenburg County students will benefit from the Bright Ideas grants awarded by Union Power Cooperative during surprise visits to classrooms in November and December. Union Power Cooperative granted $20,000 this year to area teachers for their “bright ideas.”

The Bright Ideas grant program, sponsored by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, strives to improve education in North Carolina classrooms. Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded to teachers for innovative, classroom-based projects in grades K-12 that would not otherwise be funded. Union Power congratulates Mecklenburg County winners:

  • Katie Willett from Independence High won $1,950 for her project, “International Peace Garden”;
  • Rebecca Billow from McAlpine Elementary won $680 for her project, “Everyone Communicates Differently”

“Through grant submissions like Ms. Willett’s, the Bright Ideas program allows educators a creative and innovative way to bring learning to the classroom. We are thrilled to help strengthen our communities through programs like Bright Ideas”, said Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Union Power, Carrie Stroud.

Union Power Cooperative is a member-owned electric cooperative, which provides electric service to more than 72,000 member accounts in Union, Stanly, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and Rowan counties.

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2016 Bright Ideas Grants Awarded in Cabarrus County

December 16, 2016 – Monroe, N.C. – More than 1,950 Cabarrus County students will benefit from the Bright Ideas grants awarded by Union Power Cooperative during surprise visits to classrooms in November and December. Union Power Cooperative granted $20,000 this year to area teachers for their “bright ideas.”

The Bright Ideas grant program, sponsored by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, strives to improve education in North Carolina classrooms. Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded to teachers for innovative, classroom-based projects in grades K-12 that would not otherwise be funded. Union Power congratulates Cabarrus County winners:

  • Lara Cabaniss from Coltrane-Webb Elementary won $2,000 for her project, “We Can with Kano”;
  • Danielle Gaimari from Cox Mill High won $1,000 for her project, “Portraits of Hope”;
  • Gaye Crowell from Jay M. Robinson High won $1,000 for her project, “Reorganizing to Reconnect”; and
  • Adam Auerbach, formerly from Wolf Meadow Elementary, won $1,930 for his project “Wolfgang’s Intercession Camp”. While Dr. Auerbach is now principal of Concord High School, his students at Wolf Meadow will put the funding to work!

“Through grant submissions like Mrs. Cabaniss’s, the Bright Ideas program allows educators a creative and innovative way to bring learning to the classroom. We are thrilled to help strengthen our communities through programs like Bright Ideas”, said Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Union Power, Carrie Stroud.

Union Power Cooperative is a member-owned electric cooperative, which provides electric service to more than 72,000 member accounts in Union, Stanly, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and Rowan counties.

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