Early-birds "cash-in"

Emma Smith, Broadway Elementary
Emma Smith, Broadway Elementary

Five local educators cashed in on the Bright Ideas early bird deadline, each taking home a $100 Visa® gift card. The honors are in connection with Central Electric’s Bright Ideas program, which aims to bring creative and innovative projects into classrooms. Each year, the cooperative awards grants up to $2,000 for educators to use in the classroom.

The 2018 Bright Ideas early bird winners are:

  • Sherry Joiner – Benhaven Elementary
  • Kathryn Lockamy – Union Pines High School
  • Geoffrey Hurdt – J. Glenn Edwards Elementary
  • Cindy Kelly – Lee County High School
  • Emma Smith – Broadway Elementary

Bright Ideas grant applications for the 2018-2019 school year are still being accepted. The final deadline for all grant applications is Sept. 19. Teachers in qualifying K-12 classrooms in Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Moore counties are encouraged to apply for a grant, individually or as a team. To apply, educators must include a budget and explain the creative elements, implementation, goals and evaluation of the project. For more information on the Bright Ideas program or to apply for a grant visit NCBrightIdeas.com.