Local teachers receive grants

Three Stanly County teachers received grants from Union Power Cooperatives Bright Ideas program. Amber Flamer of Central Elementary was awarded $1,500 for her “Muddy Sneakers, the Joy of Learning Outside” project; Oakboro Choice STEM teacher Hannah Griffin’s “Seeds of Sustainability” earned a $1,000 grant; and Michelle Meehan of West Stanly Middle School received $500 for her project, “West Stanly Book Ninjas.” In all, Union County Cooperative awarded $22,000 in grants to area teachers, and more than 560 students in the county will benefit.

“Through these innovative and creative ideas, students are engaged in learning in the classroom.” said Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Union Power Carrie Stroud. “We are thankful we can help strengthen our communities through programs like Bright Ideas.”