Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded $16,000 in grants to Newton County School System teachers through the co-op’s Bright Ideas program. The grants, which are allocated from unclaimed capital credit funds, are designed to help teachers who wish to extend educational opportunities and activities for students by developing student interests and abilities.
“We had many wonderful projects submitted this year,” said Newton County School System grants coordinator Tiffany Merriweather. “It made it very difficult for the judges to narrow down the selections.”
This year’s grant recipients include:
• Andrew Pollard, Newton College & Career Academy. “Petal to the Metal.” Students will increase achievement in Agriculture Mechanics using autocad software and a CNC Plasma Table to develop custom metal designs and establish a school-based enterprise.
• Angela Dean, Fairview…