Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative hands out grants

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

"Number one, in today’s low economic times, we need help from the outside," he said. "These grants have really assisted Craven County Schools to help kids."

In Havelock, 10 teachers from six schools received a total of $7,309. Throughout Craven and Carteret counties, 28 teachers in 20 schools received grants totaling $19,569.

"It’s basically to provide funding for creative and innovative projects that can’t be funded by normal means," said Ward. "They range anywhere from a few dollars up to a thousand dollars. We look for projects that reach the maximum number of students and projects that can be repeated year after year."

Started in 1994, the Bright Ideas Grant program has provided more than $300,000 for the benefit of about 60,500 students. The grants are funded through the cooperative’s foundation board through member donations and through participation in N.C. Electric Membership Corporation.

Other Bright Ideas grant recipients in Havelock area schools include: Karyn Suggs, $789, Early College East; Ashley Alicea, $789 and Julie Chamberlin-Huber, $756, Gurganus Elementary; Shawn McCarthy, $912, Tucker Creek Middle; Kathy Leffler, $330, Arthur W. Edwards Elementary; and Courtney Merkel, $900, Roger Bell Elementary. 

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