Newsroom Jackson EMC (Bright Ideas,Education,Schools)

2018
November
13,
2018
Educators looking to bring learning to life can request Jackson EMC employees to visit their schools and classrooms for demonstrations or speaking opportunities. Jackson EMC employees can present an electrical safety demonstration, showcase the el...
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November
09,
2018
(Jefferson, GA, November 9, 2018) — Athens Christian School senior Nicholas Hopper won the Region 2 EMC/FFA Agricultural Education Career Development Event, a wiring competition. This event requires students to complete a timed practical wiring exerc...
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June
20,
2018
Each year, Jackson EMC selects four high school students to participate in a weeklong leadership and learning opportunity in Washington, D.C. This year’s Washington Youth Tour delegates have diverse backgrounds and interests, yet they share our value...
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May
17,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. May 18, 2018) – The Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) recently presented its coveted Education Contributor Award to Georgia’s 41 electric membership cooperatives (EMCs), including Jackson EMC, signifying GREA’s highest leve...
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May
09,
2018
Bright Ideas is a grant program from Jackson EMC that funds creative and innovative classroom projects in middle schools. Educators who teach grades 6-8 can earn up to $2,000 for classroom projects that would not be funded otherwise. With a Bright...
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April
18,
2018
In nature, there are countless lessons for students to learn. But in an age when students are more plugged in to technology than the great outdoors, getting hands-on learning in nature is becoming more challenging. “We get quite a few students ...
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April
02,
2018
(JEFFERSON, Ga. April 2, 2018) — Two high school seniors nominated by Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) were awarded $1,000 Walter Harrison Scholarships: Chestatee High School senior Megan Freeman and Banks County High School senior Trevo...
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March
19,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. March 19, 2018) -- Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has selected four area high school students as delegates to the 2018 Washington Youth Tour, scheduled for June 7-14. This all-expenses paid leadership development experi...
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March
13,
2018
For student interns at Jackson EMC, the opportunity to work at one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation means getting hands-on, real-world experience. “One of my favorite things to do here is helping with the installation process for...
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March
13,
2018
Sometimes, an innovative or creative idea for a classroom project just needs a little support. That’s why Jackson EMC’s Bright Ideas grant program provides educators with up $2,000 to support classroom projects that could not be funded. This academic...
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January
16,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Jan. 15, 2018) – Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) engineering student intern and Jefferson High School senior Tan Tonge placed third overall in the state wiring competition on January 13, held at the State FFA-FCCLA Camp ...
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January
12,
2018
A tour of the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court, meeting Georgia’s congressional delegates, lunch at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and other opportunities to explore our nation’s capital are available for young leaders on the Washington Youth To...
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2017
December
26,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 26, 2017) –Jackson EMC donated $10,000 to the Jackson County Schools Foundation for the Empower College and Career Center, which will bring the area’s first college and career academy to local students. “The Empower Center wil...
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November
17,
2017
(Jefferson, GA, November 17, 2017) — Jefferson High School senior Tan Tonge won the Region 2 EMC/FFA Agricultural Education Career Development Event, a wiring competition that requires students to complete a timed practical wiring exercise and a prob...
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November
14,
2017
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) employees delivered big checks into 34 middle school classrooms in 21 schools with $50,000 in grant money from the Bright Ideas program throughout the month of October. Winning entries represented a varie...
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November
10,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 10, 2017) – Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) announced Chestatee High School and Johnson High School, both in Hall County, are winners of the 2016-2017 Georgia High School Association Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship...
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November
09,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 7, 2017) – Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) awarded 20 middle schools in Gwinnett, Barrow, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin and Clarke counties $50,000 in Bright Ideas grant funds for 34 innovative classroom projects. Winning ...
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November
06,
2017
Educators looking to bring learning to life can request Jackson EMC employees to visit their schools and classrooms for demonstrations or speaking opportunities. Jackson EMC employees can present an electrical safety demonstration, showcase the el...
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May
22,
2017
Bright Ideas grants recognize and reward innovative and creative classroom projects, unfunded by general education dollars, developed by middle school teachers. Educators who teach grades 6-8 in schools within the Jackson EMC service region can earn ...
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May
19,
2017
As community involvement is one of our values, Jackson EMC remains committed to educating children and adults during National Electric Safety Month. West Jackson Elementary got the trifecta for its career day on May 17. Karen Ewing, community rela...
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March
16,
2017
Jim Roberson Berkmar Middle School, Gwinnett County $1,080 Literacy for the Deaf Jim Roberson is charged with teaching a second language; not Spanish or French. He’s teaching English to deaf children who use American Sign Language at Berk...
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2016
November
15,
2016
Jackson EMC employees surprised 50 middle school teachers in 29 schools with more than $61,700 in grant money from the Bright Ideas program throughout the month of October. Winning entries represented a variety of disciplines, including engineering, ...
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March
10,
2016
It’s amazing to watch a child spark an interest in learning. It’s not an easy thing to do, so in 2015 Jackson EMC funded $50,608 Bright Ideas innovation grants to provide necessary tools and technology for classroom teachers so they could bring their...
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February
15,
2016
In 2016 $61,700 in grants were awarded to 36 educators for projects at 24 schools in 9 different school systems. Jackson EMC employees surprised 50 middle school teachers in 29 schools with more than $61,700 in grant money from the Bright Ideas ...
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2015
December
17,
2015
Educators from 24 schools received $50,608 in Bright Ideas innovation grants in November from Jackson EMC. These funds will empower educators to teach middle school students everything from engineering design using 3D printing to life science in a ga...
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August
02,
2015
In Georgia, all 5th grade students learn how to build an electrical circuit and investigate if objects are conductors that allow electricity to flow through, or if they are insulators that stop the flow of energy. Teachers know this is Content Sta...
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2014
November
01,
2014
If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes many villagers to educate children. For more than 25 years, Jackson EMC has done its part by participating in the statewide Partners in Education (PIE) program. “Jackson EMC’s partnership with schoo...
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