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OCS Teachers Receive Over $43,000 in Grants

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Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation awarded over $43,000 in grant money to 161 educators for 51 different classroom projects in Onslow County Schools.

Several mini-grants, ranging from $500 to $2,000, will advance science, technology, engineering, and math initiatives in OCS schools.

Jacksonville Commons Middle School teachers Tabby Mundy and Karissa Lawson received $1,984.18 to fund their project entitled “Creating our STEAM dream.” They will purchase 28 graphic/drawing tablets available to students in all grade levels. Mundy said the tablets will be used with student computers and will allow the children to express their artistic skills. “We are super excited! To be able to have technology in the art classroom is invaluable. It will give me the opportunity to do so much more with the kids,” said Lawson.

 

Melissa Light, the library media coordinator at Hunters Creek Middle School, received $497.30 for her project entitled “If They Can Build It, They Will Come.” She will create a MakerSpace area in the media center with STEAM/STEM related activities and games that will foster growth of the creative mind and be a reward for the school’s PBIS program. “I want to get more kids in the library and provide different activities for them,” she said.

 

In addition, Jones-Onslow EMC awarded over $43,000 in grant money to 89 educators’ for 21 projects in Jones and Pender counties during its annual Bright Ideas Awards Banquet.

Believing that our young people are our most vital resource, these grants will enhance and enrich the learning experiences of over 23,000 area students. This is the 23rd consecutive year Jones-Onslow EMC has sponsored this educational grant program at local public schools.

 

 

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