Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative hands out grants

Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:16 PM.

Mark Lorek, band director at Havelock Middle School, received his first Bright Ideas grant for $423, which will go toward the purchase of iPads and digital music compositions.

"It’s going to be great, great help and let us expand out into the technology world where the students can actually do some music compositions and be able to hear their own compositions played back to them and they’ll be posted on our band website so it will be a great project for them to take on," Lorek said.

Also surprised with a check Tuesday was seventh-grade math teacher Kristen Hooker, who received $509.97 for the purchase of Algeblocks for her entire classroom.

"It’s hands-on manipulatives to work on groups," she said. "They’ll be able to work together to actually see how to break down an equation to get the right answer and check it. They come with mats so they can actually see how, step-by-step, to solve an equation."

Hooker said she appreciated the grant.

"It’s my first year here at the school so I’m happy to help and I’m excited for our kids," Hooker said.

Tabari Wallace, principal at Havelock Middle School, praised the cooperative’s efforts to help students.



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