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For Immediate Release:

October 30, 2019

Media contact:
Maureen Moore
Communications Manager

EnergyUnited Announces Bright Ideas Grants in Foothills Region

EnergyUnited is awarding over $40,000 in Bright Ideas education grants this year for teachers to fund innovative classroom projects. The grants will be awarded in three phases, with the first phase of awards going to teachers who are employed by a school that is located within the electric co-op’s Foothills Region.

“We are proud to announce we will be kicking off the Bright Ideas season by awarding more than $11,000 to 12 teachers in our Foothills Region who have demonstrated efforts to provide unique educational experiences for their students,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager of EnergyUnited.

The group of Bright Ideas winners in EnergyUnited’s Foothills Region includes teachers from Iredell-Statesville Schools, Catawba County Schools and Alexander County Schools. These 12 teachers will be recognized at a special luncheon in Statesville in early November.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Bright Ideas program, which provides funding for projects in all grade levels and subject areas. Since 1994, EnergyUnited has contributed more than $850,000 to Bright Ideas, and North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives have collectively awarded more than $12.2 million for nearly 11,700 projects benefiting 2.3 million students.

Visit or follow @NCBrightIdeas on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about Bright Ideas and its impact on students across the state.

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