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PIE Appreciation: Georgia Power

Georgia Power representative helps judge

Ms. Angela Haun interviewing a BCSS student about their project during the 2019 Science and Engineering Fair at the Center for Innovative Teaching.

Georgia Power not only powers our homes and businesses, but they also power the next generation of scientists, engineers, lineman, and other in-demand careers through their strong partnership with the Barrow County School System. Barrow students are a beneficiary of Georgia Power’s commitment to improving and strengthening local communities. Georgia Power has invested funds and dedicated time to a variety of initiatives in Barrow County and throughout the state.

Georgia Power has developed learningpower.com as a free resource to provide engaging, educational lessons for teachers to utilize with students of all ages. Georgia Power has also sponsored YouScience, a free aptitude, interest, and career discovery tool, which makes it available to BCSS schools and students for free.

Georgia Power sponsors classroom needs and extracurricular activities in a number of our schools and programs. Lee Bane, BCSS Director of Innovative Learning remarked, “Georgia Power and the Georgia Power Foundation has been an exceptionally dependable partner for the district’s innovative programs for many years, stepping up time and time again in support of our Science & Engineering Fair, robotics programs, and much more. Their impact on our Barrow BOLD education has been extraordinary.”

Georgia Power not only powers our schools, businesses, and community, but helps electrify the next generation of tomorrow’s STEM workforce. From teaching energy lessons in elementary classrooms to organizing a manufacturing speaker panel to talk about careers, our local Georgia Power representatives dedicate their time to our students. Angela Haun has most recently worked with the Barrow community and schools. Under her leadership, the Barrow Chamber of Commerce will be launching a Youth Leadership Barrow program in the fall of 2021 designed specifically for high school students. Each year, Haun also interviews students in mock interviews, participates as a judge in the Science & Engineering Fair, and serves on the Sims Academy Board of Directors.

Georgia Power representatives continually search for new avenues of involvement to support BCSS families. Since serving the community is central for Georgia Power, they have generously committed to providing one of the 30,000 lbs. mobile food pantry trucks at Holly Hill Mall during January 2021.

Thank you to Georgia Power for supporting educational initiatives to help students build brighter futures!

Learning about conserving electricity
Ms. Rushing’s Pre-K Class at Statham Elementary learned about conserving electricity.

Ga Power Manufacturing Panel
Ga Power Manufacturing Panel - Georgia Power organized and sponsored a panel of Manufacturing Leaders in our area to speak to students at Sims Academy and Lanier Tech about career opportunities in 2019. (R-L) Luke Bentley, Senior Production Engineer, DHX; Omar Sanabria, Technical Intern, DHX; Jacob Bugg, Shift Leadman, Solvay; David Leach, Process Engineering Manager, Johns Manville.