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Amicalola EMC issues $9,000 in grants to Dawson County teachers
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From left to right: Niki Kenny, Lori Grant, Principal Michael Negley and Leigh Ann Dyer at Dawson County High School. (photo courtesy of Amicalola EMC)

Several Dawson County teachers were recently awarded over $9,000 in grants as part of Amicalola EMC’s “Bright Ideas” teacher grant program. 

According to a press release by Amicalola EMC, the Bright Ideas program aims to give grants to teachers that go above and beyond their role in the classroom. 

“Amicalola EMC’s Bright Ideas program rewards teachers who go the extra mile to research and implement creative classroom projects,” the release said. “All funding for the program comes from unclaimed property in compliance with Georgia’s unclaimed property laws.” 

The 2020 Bright Ideas program awarded a total of $46,000 to 66 winning teachers from 27 private and public schools throughout Dawson, north Cherokee, Gilmer, Lumpkin and Pickens counties. 

The grants ranged from $100 to $1000, and Dawson County school teachers received over $9,000 in funding.