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Tri-County EMC Awards Grants to BCSD Educators

Updated: Jan 28



Tri-County EMC recently surprised 7 educators in Baldwin County with educational grants. Congratulations to Laura Burch, Baldwin High School; Julie DuPree, Midway Hills Primary School; Yi’Shieka Lawrence, Georgia College Early College; Pamela Longino, Baldwin High School; Sharon Reeves, Oak Hill Middle School; Carrie Brown, Early Learning Center; and Ms. Aketi Mayweather, School Nutrition Department.


Since 2008, Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative has provided more than $330,000 in grants to local schools. Funded by unclaimed capital credits, the grants help teachers improve education in their classrooms through innovative projects that would otherwise not be funded.


Laura Burch, Baldwin High School

Flexible Seating, $1,500

This project will support the purchase of flexible seating. Students will be able to concentrate and succeed in an environment with more flexible and comfortable seating. By giving students alternative seating, you allow them to have agency in the room and engage in the material presented in an authentic way.


Julie DuPree, Midway Hills Primary School

Shine a Light On Reading, $487

This project will support the purchase of the Shine-A-Light Book series to increase the interest of students in reading. This series explores nonfiction subjects and allows hidden information to be revealed on each page by flashlights.