Polk Central’s Walter lands Bright Ideas grant for weather project

Published 10:00 pm Monday, December 5, 2016


Polk Central Elementary School fifth grade teacher Andrea Walter has received a Bright Ideas education grant from Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation and the Bright Ideas grant program.

Walter plans to use the grant to create a weather station for classroom use.

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The Bright Ideas grant program is offered by all 26 of North Carolina’s electric cooperatives and supports educators in need of funding to implement creative, hands-on learning projects in their classrooms.

Last year, Rutherford EMC awarded 21 teachers more than $15,900 to fund innovative classroom projects to benefit more than 3,900 students at schools in Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford counties.

– article submitted by PolkSchools.com