Cherokee County schools earn $10K in ‘Bright Ideas’ grants

Creekview High School students and staff show off the Bright Ideas grant awarded by Amicalola EMC to teacher Ashley Kelsey for the project, “Amplifying Student Voices."

Credit: Cherokee County School District

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Creekview High School students and staff show off the Bright Ideas grant awarded by Amicalola EMC to teacher Ashley Kelsey for the project, “Amplifying Student Voices."

Credit: Cherokee County School District

Credit: Cherokee County School District

From weather stations to green roofs to addressing the needs of children with disabilities, classroom projects at seven Cherokee County public schools have been awarded a total of $10,841 in Bright Ideas competitive grants from the Amicalola Electric Membership Corp.

Fifteen projects received funding of up to $1,000 apiece that met the criteria of providing a “creative learning experience for students,” and that “benefit and directly involve students, contain a clearly defined plan of implementation, and encourage teamwork among students,” according to a school district announcement.

Grants were awarded at Ball Ground ES STEM Academy, Cherokee High School, Clayton Elementary School, Creekview High School, Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy, R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy, and Teasley Middle School. Information, and a full list of grant winners: https://bit.ly/2TTM3pN