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Bright Ideas Grants

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Haywood EMC is proud to be one of North Carolina's 27 electric cooperatives that sponsor The Bright Ideas grant program. The program strives to improve education in North Carolina classrooms by awarding grants to teachers for innovative, classroom-based projects in grades K-12 that would not otherwise be funded. Since 1994, we have touched the lives of more than 2 million students who have participated in 9,800 Bright Ideas projects, and given out more than $10.2 million. Each year, close to 600 grants are funded across the state

 

Bright Ideas grants are...

 

  • For North Carolina teachers in grades K-12
  • Awarded each school year
  • Individual projects that could be funded up to $2,000
  • Open to all subjects
  • Teachers are limited to one grant proposal per year and are eligible even if they have received a grant before.
  • To apply for a Bright Ideas grant, go to www.ncbrightideas.com and complete the on-line application. Contact Haywood EMC at 828-452-2281 for more information.

 

 

Upcoming Deadlines for 2017-2018 school year:

Early-Bird Application Deadline: August 15, 2017

Final Application Deadline: September 18, 2017

 

 

2016-2017 Bright Ideas Winners

Bright Ideas winner

Winning Teacher: Mrs. Shelley Marshall

Union Academy in Frankin, NC

Photo features: Brooklyn Jamison, Marketing and Communications at Haywood EMC; winning teacher, Shelley Marshall and some students.

Project: "A Trail to Learning" - Will incorporate journaling and nature identification with hiking and comunity service. The whole idea is to get the kids outside and into the woods.

 

Bright Ideas winner

Winning Teacher: Mrs. Sally Hundley

Bethel Middle School in Waynesville, NC

Photo features: Ken Thomas, Manager of Marketing and Communications at Haywood EMC; winning teacher, Sally Hundley and some students.

Project: "Engineering a Better World" - Students will learn about body systems, circulatory and neurological, constructing a model circulatory system and dissection. These activities will provide a research background for students to create biomedical equipment to monitor these systems.

 

Bright Ideas winner

Winning Teacher: Mr. Barry Feldman

Central Haywood High School in Clyde, NC

Photo features: Rodney Mashburn, Principal; Ken Thomas, Manager of Marketing and Communication at Haywood EMC; and winning teacher, Barry Feldman and students.

Project: "Riparian Habitat" - Will create a riparian habitat at their greenhouse. It will consist of creating a small pond. The wetlands area will be designed, created and constructed by students. Native plants and animals will be collected and introduced by students to encourage/attract wildlife.

 

Bright Ideas winner

Winning Teacher: Mrs. Megean Wantz

Clyde Elementary School in Clyde, NC

Photo Features: winning teacher, Megean Wantz and students; and Brooklyn Jamison, Marketing and Communication at Haywood EMC.

Project: "Maker-Fair: Get Your Maker On!" - an event, showcased for the students, parents and members of the community. Explore new ways to learn, create art, and discover new forms of innovative technologies and how they work through hands-on-learning-stations.

 

Bright Ideas winner

Winning Teacher: Mrs. Leslie Huff

Haw Creek Elementary School in Asheville, NC

Photo Features: Ken Thomas, Manager of Marketing and Communications at Haywood EMC; winning teacher, Leslie Huff and students.

Project: "WE Lead the Way in 4th Grade!" - To acquire necessary materials to have a STEM station in the classroom. Will be able to create problem based tasks based on the reading that students must solve using various skills. Will also start a club for students after school so they can further understand how STEM is used in everyday lives.

 

Bright Ideas Winner

Winning Teacher: Mrs. Julie Queen

Rosman High School in Rosman, NC

Photo Features: Brooklyn Jamison, Marketing and Communications at Haywood EMC; winning teacher, Julie Queen and students.

Project: "Senior Service Day" - Senior class will go out in to the community and offer manpower to help businesses and homes deteriorating from age and neglect.

 

Bright Ideas Winner

Winning Teacher: Mr. Jason Hatch

Union Academy in Franklin, NC

Photo Features: Ken Thomas, Manager of Marketing and Communications at Haywood EMC; winning teacher, Jason Hatch and students; Superintendent of Macon County Schools, Dr. Chris Baldwin.

Project: "Deer Hide Tanning" - To teach students how to preserve hides for years instead of wasting them.

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