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Colquitt EMC Awards Bright Ideas Grants to Pinevale Teachers

Two Pinevale Elementary teachers were surprised when the marketing team from Colquitt EMC surprised them in their classrooms carrying oversized checks. Dr. Danielle Gibbs and Ms. Tamiko Lawrence both received the award for creating innovative lesson plans.

Dr. Gibbs will use her grant money towards her project, “Not Yet Set (but Almost),” that will support kindergarten students in reaching their learning standards for English Language Arts and Math.

Ms. Tamiko Lawrence will use her grant money towards her “Media Center Book Display” project. The grant will support the purchase of a new book case to display new books, and to promote specific topics or holidays, such as Black History Month, Hispanic American History Month and Women’s History Month.

Colquitt EMC began sponsoring the Bright Ideas Grants to support teachers with funding to put their creative ideas into action. Funding for the grants comes from the cooperative’s unclaimed capital credit fund.

Colquitt EMC is a member-owned, non-profit electric cooperative that provides electricity to more than 45,000 members in Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Lowndes, Tift and Worth counties.