Four County

Bright Ideas Grant Program

Chinquapin Elementary's Chrisi Mcleod and class was surprised with a BI check from Four County.
Chinquapin Elementary's Chrisi Mcleod and class was surprised with a BI check from Four County.

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 $10.2 million in grant money to teachers throughout the state to sponsor more than 9,800 projects benefiting more than 2 million North Carolina students.

Since Bright Ideas orginated in 1994, Four County has contributed more than $397,520 to local teachers.

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 2017. North Carolina K-12 teachers ay learn more at www.ncbrightideas.com.

Four County EMC serves over 32,500 members in Bladen, Duplin, Pender, Sampson, Columbus and Onslow counties.

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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.


2016 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):

 

2016 BLADEN COUNTY BRIGHT IDEAS EDUCATION GRANT WINNERS

Bright Ideas Grant Winner

School

Grant Name

County

Amount Awarded

Barbara Wilkins

Tar Heel Middle

Storybook for Friends

Bladen

$1,943

Whitney Hern

Elizabethtown Primary

The Art of Engineering

Bladen

$1,400


2016 DUPLIN COUNTY BRIGHT IDEAS EDUCATION GRANT WINNERS

Bright Ideas Grant Winner

School

Grant Name

County

Amount Awarded

Kimberly Brown

Wallace Elementary

MakerSpaces to Make Learning Fun

Duplin

$1,100

Christi Macleod

Chinquapin Elementary

Manipulate Me!

Duplin

$1,089

Britani Becher

Chinquapin Elementary

I Have to Read in Math?

Duplin

$1,000


2016 PENDER COUNTY BRIGHT IDEAS EDUCATION GRANT WINNERS

Bright Ideas Grant Winner

School

Grant Name

County

Amount Awarded

Chelsea Ash, Team Members: Mark Lewis and Daryl Martin

Heide Trask High

Simple Science

Pender

$307

Richard Kukor

Pender Early College High

Seawolves Take Flight!

Pender

$1,290

Jared Pinkston, Team Member: Thomas Herren

Pender High

Motor to Inspire and Engage, PHS EV Team

Pender

$1,233

Douglas Lloyd, Team Members: Michelle Hafey, Elaine Linke and Elizabeth Roberson

Penderlea 

3-D S.T.E.A.M. at Penderlea

Pender

$1,500

Jessica Croson,Team Member: Jessica Ball & Jacqueline Parker

Heide Trask  High

Microscopy Mania

Pender

$318

Melissa Jackson

Burgaw Elementary

Ecotower

Pender

$463

Matt Davis

Pender High

AP Calculus in Motion

Pender

$150


2016 SAMPSON COUNTY BRIGHT IDEAS EDUCATION GRANT WINNERS

Bright Ideas Grant Winner

School

Grant Name

County

Amount Awarded

Don Chabot

Union High

Truly Tabled Without Shop Tables

Sampson

$1,842

Alyssa Neimeyer

Union High

Synergizing Science

Sampson

$1,850

Kimberly Bowles

Harrells Christian Academy

Ozobots to the Rescue

Sampson

$714

Mary Malpass

Union Elementary

Parents and Art: Pieces of the School Puzzle

Sampson

$764

Amy Leatherwood

Union Intermediate

Virtually Unstoppable

Sampson

$1,598

Catherine Bell

Union Elementary

Stability Ball

Sampson

$770

Jason Rinka

Union High

Going Digital with E-Portfolios

Sampson

$529



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