Classroom Grant Winners Announced

Published by The Bee News

May 19, 2023

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BULLHEAD CITY, AZMohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) awarded eighteen $200 classroom grants to educators for financial assistance in making classroom learning more engaging.

Forty-one applications were received for the eighteen available grants. A team at MEC evaluated the projects submitted by educators basing their grading on creativity, following application instructions, classroom integration, as well as benefits and financial need to students. Classroom Grants are funded by assigned capital credits at no cost to the cooperative or its members.

“Every year teachers throughout the MEC service area turn in creative project ideas,” said Heather Foreman, public affairs coordinator, “It’s never an easy process, but we only have eighteen grants to award and this year was just as difficult to choose winners.”

Project ideas ranged from science, reading, math, drama, physical education, social studies, to law enforcement and speech therapy. The eighteen selected educators represented nine schools and Mohave Community College on their various K-12 programs. The schools were Bullhead Middle School, Desert Valley School, Diamondback Elementary School, Fort Mojave Elementary School, Mohave Accelerated Learning Center, Mohave High School, Mohave Valley Elementary School, River Valley High School, and Young Scholars Academy.

Congratulations to educators: Michael McKenzie, Angella Hall, Grace Redillas, Erika VanWyhe, Arlene Nicolas, Shannon Rockwood, Judy Chesla, Aubry Sterk, Tamsin Gardetto, Wendy Hardy, Michele McGinnis, Karen Clark, Kirk Gebicke, Lynda Castenada, Julia Sugden, Raymond Kent, Aime Salazar, and Olivia Caceres.

We would like to thank all educators who applied and appreciate their efforts in making learning fun and effective for our youth. Checks will be awarded at a luncheon May 19, 2023.

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east.

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