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Hart EMC Bright Ideas Grants awarded at each school in Hart County

Hart EMC surprised 19 Hart County teachers with Bright Ideas Grants on Oct. 12. There were winners selected at every school in the Hart County Charter System totalling $11,102 for teachers to use in the classroom.
 
Bright Ideas grants provide educators with funding of up to $1,000 per grant for innovative and “Bright” classroom projects ideas that benefit students. Some of the project titles awarded this year include “Bullpup Factory”, “We are Booking It!”, “Little Free Libraries for Hart County”, “Cue”d Up for Learning”, “Learning with the Lights On!”, and “Think and Discover: Outside the Box”.
 
Teachers who interact with kids daily know what concepts work best in helping their students learn in creative and sometimes unusual ways. Bright Ideas grant winners in Hart County this year include: Hartwell Elementary School teachers Andrea Gibbs, Madison Martin, Wendy Page, Brianna Leverett, Hannah Jones, Chanda Foster, Betsy Brown, Kerilee Pruitt and media specialist Erin Gaines; South Hart Elementary School teachers Dawn Key, Blair Lee, and media specialist Melissa Camp; North Hart Elementary School media specialist Emilee Patrick and teacher Rachel Dickerson; Hart County Middle School teachers, Heather Mewborn, Alison Dye, and Joshua McCurley; and Hart County High School teachers LaWanda Dalton and Megan Milford.
 
Hart EMC is awarding around $25,000 this year to K-12 grade teachers in Hart, Elbert, Franklin, and Stephens counties.
 
Hart EMC and the Hart EMC Foundation are very proud of all the educators in Hart County, a spokesperson said.