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CEC awards $25,000 in grants to teachers through the Bright Ideas Program

Covington Electric Cooperative held a reception on Jan. 28 to present $25,000 in grant awards to 44 teachers (including individuals and teams) at schools served by the cooperative. The grants will enable these teachers to implement special projects in their classrooms that would not otherwise be possible. The program is available to K4-12 teachers in public and home schools served electrically by CEC. Individual teachers can apply for grants from $250 up to $750, while teams of teachers are eligible to apply for a maximum of $1,500.

“The CEC board of trustees is committed to supporting educational opportunities that benefit our members and their children,” said Ed Short, CEC general manager. “The Bright Ideas program provides a meaningful way to fulfill that commitment. This year, CEC received 25 grant applications requesting $27,520 in funding. The judges had a difficult task, as always, and we’re thankful for their help with this process. Due to a decrease in grant applications this year compared to last year, CEC was able to partially or fully fund every project,” he added.

Grant recipients included teachers at Kinston School, Pleasant Home School, Straughn Middle School, Straughn Elementary School, Red Level High School, Red Level Elementary School, Fleeta School and one home school. “These grants will benefit more than 2,500 students who are the children and grandchildren of CEC members,” said Short. For detailed information about the grant recipients’ projects, please click here.

  Straughn Elementary and Middle School

Red Level Elementary and High School

Pleasant Home School and Home School

Kinston School

Fleeta School