Co-op Month Celebration Supports Bright Ideas in Horry County

 Horry County, SC –  HEC (Horry Electric Cooperative) and HTC (Horry Telephone Cooperative)  joined forces once again to help kick-off October as National Cooperative Month in Horry County. The sister cooperatives, both headquartered in Conway, launched the Bright Ideas program in January 2007 with the hopes of providing funding for innovative classroom-based education projects.  “Bright Ideas” grants are intended to fund projects outside normal public school funding parameters and can be made available to all disciplines in grades K-12 in Horry County.  A school may submit an application, and teachers are limited to one application per year.

Five teachers at four schools in Horry County were recipients of $4,825 in Bright Ideas grant money in 2011. There were four recipients this year.

Anna Locke, Socastee Elementary, $985 for ilearning for 3rd graders.

Michael R. Stewart, Palmetto Bays Elementary, $891, Robotics Club, Grades 1-5.

Stacey Gerald, South Conway Elementary, $900, SCE Morning Show

Russell Mayfield, Green Sea Floyds High School, $1000, Advancing Science and the Community with Hydroponics.

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