Four County

Bright Ideas Grants


Four County is always looking for ways to help improve the communities we serve. That’s why we participate in NC Bright Ideas. This grant-awarding program is a unique opportunity for local teachers to receive up to $2,000 for innovative teaching ideas.

Co-sponsored by the N.C. Association of Electric Cooperatives, the grants are available to teachers in area schools for projects that traditional school money does not cover. All of North Carolina's 26 electric Cooperatives participate in the program and to date, the Bright Ideas grant program has awarded more than 8.5 million in grant money to teachers throughout the state to sponsor more than 8,300 projects benefiting more than 1.5 million students.

Since Bright Ideas orginated in 1994, Four County has granted $338,134 to local teachers. In 2013, we received a record number of applications and funded 21 projects totaling $19,860. 

All certified elementary, middle and high school teachers in the Four County EMC service area are eligible to apply. Simply fill out an application available at www.ncbrightideas.com, detailing your unique teaching project and how it will affect students. The application process will re-open in April 2014.

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If you have questions about Four County EMC's Bright Ideas Grant program contact Gay Johnson at gayjohnson@fourcty.org or call (910) 259-1834 for more information.


2013 Bright Ideas Grant Winners

The winning teachers are listed by respective county, along with the amount of funds they received (listed in order of teacher who submitted grant, school, project name and amount awarded):

2013 BLADEN COUNTY BRIGHT IDEAS EDUCATION GRANT WINNERS

Bright Ideas Grant Winner

School

Grant Name

County

Amount Awarded

Elizabeth Alford

Plain View Primary

A World of Music in Our Small Town

Bladen

$1,416

Terri S. Raynor

Elizabethtown Middle School

Cougars Getting Fit!

Bladen

$1,099

Teresa Wiles

Clarkton School of Discovery

CyberTravel Café

Bladen

$840

Barbara Tatum

Clarkton School of

Discovery

Math Weavers

Bladen

$437

Melanie Wohlford, Demetris Jacob, Becky Campbell, Sandra Britt, Shannon Ross

Elizabethtown Primary

Where’s That Music Coming From?

Bladen

$1,500

 

 

 

 2013 DUPLIN COUNTY BRIGHT IDEAS EDUCATION GRANT WINNERS

Bright Ideas Grant Winner

School

Grant Name

County

Amount Awarded

Thomas Naramore, M. Thorne

Wallace-Rose Hill High School

Battlefield Topography

Duplin

$750

Marcy Vallance, Ashley Lovett

Wallace Elementary

Charged Up About Electricity!

Duplin

$871

Ashie Stanley

Wallace Elementary

Wise Writing

Duplin

$1,080

Natausha Hicks

Rose-Hill Magnolia Elementary

All Aboard for Math Stations

Duplin

$500

Sulnora Spencer

Charity Middle

“Patterns, Prints, & Purpose: Infusing the Elements of Art with the Principles of Design”

Duplin

$1,000

 

2013 PENDER COUNTY BRIGHT IDEAS EDUCATION GRANT WINNERS

Bright Ideas Grant Winner

School

Grant Name

County

Amount Awarded

Sara Toothman

West Pender Middle

iMoDAL: Accessories for a Mobile Digital Art Lab

Pender

$725

Zach Pring

Pender High

DNA Technology

Pender

$1,622

Wilford Davis, Michelle Hafey, Brittiany Bridges

Penderlea School

Where Does Electricity Come From?

Pender

$1,208

Rochelle Whitside, J. Buttrum, A. Taylor, K. McGowen, T. Hixon, D. Bitner, J. Yount, E. Caperton, D. Knowles

 

Pender High

Moore’s Creek Anthology

Pender

$1,388

Chelsea Colman, Mark Lewis

Heidi Trask High School

BUILDING Science in the 21st Century

Pender

$650

Jared Pinkston, Tim McAuliffe, Jamie La Londe-Pinkston

Pender High

Probing the Invisible World

Pender

$987

Darlene Lewis

Heide Trask

Warm Hearts Vocational Project

Pender

$600

Karen McGowen, Ray Funderburk

Pender High

In the News!

Pender

$500

 

 2013 SAMPSON COUNTY BRIGHT IDEAS EDUCATION GRANT WINNERS

Bright Ideas Grant Winner

School

Grant Name

County

Amount Awarded

Felicia Lamb

Union Elementary

Teach Everyone with Nonfictiion Texts

Sampson

$1,171

Kimberly Brown

Union Elementary

Let’s All Read on our Lexile

Sampson

$526

Sandra Peterson, Angelena Hardison

Union Intermediate

“Write it Right!” (Correctly if you please!)

Sampson

$990

 

 



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