BCSS Teachers Awarded $12,620 from Jackson EMC

Jackson EMC Bright Ideas Grant Winners

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) awarded three middle schools in Barrow County $12,620 in Bright Ideas grants to fund seven innovative classroom projects. Meet our BCSS winners!

Barrow Arts & Innovation Magnet Program:

  • Ashley Bailey - $1,796 grant to fund the “STEM + Arts Engagement.”
  • Kristin Fuqua - $1,992 grant to fund “Robotics Solutions for Future Learners.”
  • Jennifer Stockwell - $1,985 grant to fund “Lights, Camera, Communication.”

Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy:

  • Jennifer Deckard - $1,224 grant to fund “Physical Science Gamified.”
  • Paul Thornton - $1,996 grant to fund “Mobile Recording Studio.”

Bear Creek Middle School:

  • Tonia Harbin - $1,908 grant to fund a weather station.
  • Toni Sessions - $1,719 grant to fund “Hopping Into Dissection.”

The Bright Ideas grant program awards up to $2,000 annually to middle school teachers in Jackson EMC’s service area to fund innovative classroom projects that would go unfunded otherwise. Applications were evaluated on measurable goals and objectives, innovation, student involvement, and implementation plans.

For more information on the Jackson EMC Bright Ideas grant program, visit Video featuring some 2021 Bright Ideas winners, including Bear Creek Middle School winners, is available at 


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