Palmetto Electric Trust and Palmetto Electric Cooperative awarded $44,650 to winning teachers and their team members through the fourteenth annual Bright Ideas grant program. The prize team visited classrooms and awarded grants on October 23, (Beaufort County), October 24, (Jasper County) and October 25, (Hampton County).
Earlier this year, teachers from southern Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties submitted proposals for innovative classroom projects. A total of 98 grant applications, totaling over $86,484, were received. “This year we awarded 57 grants to benefit more than 9,000 students in our three county service area,” said Berl Davis, president and CEO of Palmetto Electric Cooperative.
The Cooperative’s Bright Ideas Prize Team surprised the winning teachers and presented the money where it will be used – in the classrooms. Representatives from the Cooperative and the Trust greeted teachers with balloons, gift bags and their checks at each school. Later this month, the cooperative will host a recognitions luncheon at Palmetto Electric’s New River facility to honor the recipients and their administrators.
Double click the first photo in each gallery to view the winning teachers (and their named projects).
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