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Due to the number of grant winners and the size of our service area, BEMC chooses one recipient to surprise with their Bright Ideas grant award.
Dr. Daniel Richardson of Brunswick County Academy was one of 28 educators whose project was chosen. Richardson’s project includes student-built battery powered electric vehicles.

Supply, N.C., November 28, 2018 – The season just got a little brighter for 28 area teachers in Brunswick and Columbus counties who have been awarded approximately $34,000 in Bright Ideas education grants from Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC). 

Now in its 24th year, the electric cooperative’s education grant program funds innovative classroom projects that may otherwise not be funded. Since the program began in 1994, BEMC has contributed more than $636,000 to educators in Columbus and Brunswick counties.

“The co-op is pleased to provide this opportunity each year,” said Don Hughes, CEO and general manager of BEMC. “We recognize that funding for extra supplies is often limited and we are glad to partner with these teachers to help fund the educational needs of our students.” 

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View a complete list of teachers who received grants this year

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