Walton Electric Membership Corporation School Grants Reach $1 Million

Press release from Walton EMC

2018 grants total more than $372,000

MONROE, Ga. – Schools throughout Walton EMC’s 10-county service area have received more than $1 million through the co-op’s School EmPOWERment Grant program.

The latest round of awards, presented last week, saw 60 schools receive 85 grants worth $372,193.
Money for the grants comes from unclaimed capital credit refunds. Capital credits represent the money remaining after Walton EMC pays its operational bills. That money is returned to customer-owners.

Some of those refunds go to former customer-owners who move off the cooperative’s electric grid. Those with an incorrect forwarding address are returned. After all attempts are exhausted to find the owners, Georgia law allows for the money to be used for community development projects.
Here is the list of this year’s grants for Walton County:
Walton County

Atha Road Elementary – $7,751
Haley Wilcox, Increasing Literacy at Home
Heather Richardson, Healthy Active Students

Bay Creek Elementary – $5,380
Jill Schmidt, Zoo-Phonics for BCES ELLs
Jacquelyn Harlan, KinderChrome Learning Lab 

Carver Middle – $5,000
Timothy Mock, Instrument Storage Cabinets

George Walton Academy – $4,739
Jeanie Beach, Science Department Upgrades

Harmony Elementary – $20,500
Barbara Griffeth, “Good Hope” for Shade at HES

Loganville Elementary – $7,773
Camie McGaughey, One on One Chromebook Grades 3-5
Camie McGaughey, Outdoor PE Playground Equipment

Loganville High – $1,505
Andrea Hobbs, A Day in the Life at LHS

Loganville Middle – $13,000
Ansley Autry, PBIS Spark Store
Justin Youngblood, Loganville Livestock Store

Monroe Area High – $6,000
Ivy Corder, Dwayne Wiggins, MAHS Career Center
Jamie Nichols, MAHS PBIS Rewards Store

Sharon Elementary – $7,665
Freda Doster, Chromebook Initiative

Social Circle Elementary – $350
Christina Love, Inspiring the Writer and Reader in Me

Social Circle High – $3,970
Audra Thomas, Coding and Programming
Lisa Wolaver, PBIS Redskin Electives

Social Circle Middle – $5,163
Rhonda McFarland, Engineering and Design 3D Maker Tools
Lottie Aziamadi, Classroom Libraries

Social Circle Primary – $6,100
Ashley Underwood, Osmo
Geneva Bugg, Character Education in the Circle

Walker Park Elementary – $15,000
Brian Hobbs, 2nd and 3rd Grade Libraries

Walnut Grove Elementary – $9,500
Haley Herrick, Improving Literacy Through the Library
Jessica Harris, Ken Cline, Increasing Positive Student Behaviors

Walnut Grove High – $7,399
Polly Holder, Around the World in 80 Minutes
Chris Wheeler, Getting Science on the Right Track

Youth Elementary – $6,495
Katie Braselton, Chromebooks and Carts

Youth Middle – $7,151
Ashlee Shephard, Laura Clayton, Robotics Club
Danielle McNish, Inspiring YMS Artists

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