Carroll EMC Awards 2017 Bright Ideas Grants - Haralson Co.

Carroll EMC Awards 2017 Bright Ideas Grants - Haralson Co.


Carroll EMC recently awarded grants to local educators to fund creative and innovative educational projects for students in their classrooms. Grants of up to $1,000 were awarded to public school teachers, teaching grades Pre-K – 12, for projects in any subject.

Bright Ideas grants are funded through the donations of Carroll EMC Members who participate in Operation Round Up®, a program where Members elect to “round-up” their electric bills to the nearest dollar. The program is overseen by Carroll EMC Foundation trustees and funds a variety of community service projects including Bright Ideas, student scholarships, and many health and human services programs.

For 2017, 98 grants were awarded, totaling $76,438. These grants will help 98 teachers in 36 schools and will affect hundreds of children in our communities.

Included in this funding cycle were:



·         Bremen High School

o   Billy Pollard

o   Kathrine Russell

o   Amanda Wilson

·         Bremen Middle School

o   Patricia Thrower

·         Buchanan Elementary

o   John Hester

·         Buchanan Primary School

o   Paige Brown

·         Haralson County Middle School

o   Misti Pike

o   Tammy Thompson

o   Laura Murphy

·         Haralson County High School

o   Janie Barkley

o   Julie Patterson

o   Kathryn Shirey

o   Marcee Henson

·         Tallapoosa Primary School

o   April Roberts

o   Shannon Clayton


Applications for 2018 will be accepted beginning July 1 and can only be submitted via the cooperative’s website,

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