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Walton EMC awards nearly $100K to Gwinnett schools

     Educators at more than a dozen Gwinnett County public schools have earned grants, totaling nearly $98,051, from a local energy company. The Walton EMC EmPOWERment Grants focus on projects to strengthen schools’ instructional programs and enhance student success. Representatives from Walton EMC visited
16 Gwinnett schools to deliver the exciting news to the winning teachers and their students. Below is a list of the GCPS grant winners, the names of the winning projects, and the amount they will receive.

School

Submitted by

Project

2021 Grant

Annistown ES

Andrea Varner & LaToya Burse

Full STEAM Ahead Toward Our Innovation Lab!

$5,959

Bay Creek MS

Doug Doblar

Bringing Math and Science to Life and Together

$8,840

Brookwood HS

Stephen Beall

Electric Vehicles

$7,750

Brookwood HS

Allison Crawford & Shaynna Aponte

Creative Writing Program

$4,480

Cooper ES

Aimee Litt

Community of Readers

$6,000

Crews MS

Jeffrey Dunn

Thermal Energy and Electromagnetic Wave Unit

$1,850

Five Forks MS

Andrew Whatley

Collaborative Project-based Learning by 1:1 Chromebooks

$8,200

Grayson ES

Heather Abner

PBIS Book Vending Machine

$2,496

Grayson HS

Jennifer DaSilva

Portable Lab Stations

$2,578

Harbins ES

 

Keith Connor

Improving Literacy Through PBIS

$4,115

Head ES

Shann Griffith

One Million Words and Beyond

$7,000

Norton ES

Ryan Moore

Building a 1:1 Learning Environment with Chromebooks

$8,600

Pharr ES

Shawn Freeman

Microscopes and More

$2,179

Rosebud ES

Kim Edge

Sensory Room

$5,200

Shiloh ES

Thomas Trippany

Eliminating Obstacles

$6,014

Shiloh HS

C. Schrader

PBIS Incentives Catalog

$3,000

Starling ES

Ikwo Poindexter & Chrissy McFadden

Continued Excellence in Technology Integration

$5,000

Trickum MS

Veronica Ingram

CHiSL 365

$1,000

Trip ES

Jennifer Hicks

Books to Promote Positive Behavior

$4,590

Trip ES

Vanita McGough & Debbie Patrick

Making Education SPECIAL!

$3,200


     This grant program is made possible by a Georgia law that allows EMCs to use unclaimed refunds for community development after all attempts to find the owners are exhausted. No money from electric bills are used to provide these grants.