Four County

Bright Ideas Grants

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2014-2015 BRIGHT IDEAS WINNERS


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 9.1 million in grant money to teachers throughout the state to sponsor more than 8,800 projects benefiting more than 1.6 million North Carolina students.

Since Bright Ideas orginated in 1994, Four County has contributed more than $357,800 to local teachers. In 2014, we received a record number of applications and funded 23 projects totaling $19,666. 

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 2015.

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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.


2014 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):

2014 BLADEN COUNTY BRIGHT IDEAS EDUCATION GRANT WINNERS

Bright Ideas Grant Winner

School

Grant Name

County

Amount Awarded

Teresa Wiles

Clarkton School of Discovery

Service with a Smile

Bladen

$880

Becky Kendall

Elizabethtown Middle School

Literacy and Technology in Play with Visual Arts

Bladen

$1,403

Barbara Tatum, Jeff Atkinson, Herman Lewis, Sam Boger

Clarkton School of Discovery

Stay Alive-Think and Drive

Bladen

1,413


2014 DUPLIN COUNTY BRIGHT IDEAS EDUCATION GRANT WINNERS

Bright Ideas Grant Winner

School

Grant Name

County

Amount Awarded

Sulnora Spencer Oluyemi

Charity Middle School

Is It Math? Is It Art? It’s Both? Weaving Ratios

Duplin

$800

LaTerri Underwood, Betty Powell

Wallace-Rose Hill High School

Honeybee Habitat

Duplin

$710

Illana Livstrom

Charity Middle School

A Journey Under the Microscope

Duplin

$950


2014 PENDER COUNTY BRIGHT IDEAS EDUCATION GRANT WINNERS

Bright Ideas Grant Winner

School

Grant Name

County

Amount Awarded

Sara Toothman, Kimberly Borer

West Pender Middle

Fabricating Fabulous Biomes: An Interactive Art and Science Collaboration

Pender

$700

Rochelle Whiteside, Ritter, McGowen, A. Davis, Funderburk, Taylor, Caperton, D. Knowles, C. Knowles, Lacombe, Cromartie, Huffstetler, Owens, D. LaFon

Pender High

“I Am From…”

Pender

$1,079

Jared Pinkston, Jamie Ann La Londe Pinkston

Pender High School

Activating Class Participation through Self-Assessment with Real Time Feedback

Pender

$1,200

Chris Wirszyla, Jeanette Landes

Cape Fear Elementary

Sustainability of the School Garden Center

Pender

$833

Chelsea Coleman, Daryl Martin

Heidi Trask High School

What goes up, must come down

Pender

$266

Jessica Croson, Jessica Ball, William Mercier, Suzanne Timmons

Heide Trask High School

Sky High

Pender

$240

Suzanna Bolin, Melinda Neil

Burgaw Elementary School

BES Memory Lab

Pender

$1,110

Connie Ives

Burgaw Elementary

BES Live News

Pender

$671


2014 SAMPSON COUNTY BRIGHT IDEAS EDUCATION GRANT WINNERS

Bright Ideas Grant Winner

School

Grant Name

County

Amount Awarded

Candace Bizzell

Union Elementary

Jammin’ in the Gym

Sampson

$250

Leigha Kerwin

Union Middle School

How’s the Water?

Sampson

$819

Leslie Matthis

Union Middle School

Watch it Spread!

Sampson

$1,152

Angelique Young

Union Middle School

Grass to Gas

Sampson

$394

Janet Taylor

Union Middle School

Reaching Reluctant Readers

Sampson

$400

Arno Peterson, Johnny Williams, Christy Moore

Union High School

Dusty Rose

Sampson

$1,239

Dinah Monk

Union High School

We’re Cleaning Up Our Act

Sampson

$1,757

Jayne Green

Harrells Christian Academy

Turn It Up with Turnitin.com

Sampson

$600



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