Newsroom Jackson EMC (school visit,education)

2019
August
16,
2019
| 07:44 PM America/New_York
During the school year, Jackson EMC linemen share their unique skillset and electricity safety tips with elementary school students throughout our community.  Their presentations center around PowerTown®, a model town complete with transformers, p...
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August
16,
2019
| 02:31 PM America/New_York
What do you think of when you hear, “Friday Night Lights”? For many people, it’s high school football. In communities around the nation and across Jackson EMC’s 10-county service area, “Friday Night Lights” has a special meaning for those playing on ...
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August
16,
2019
| 02:30 PM America/New_York
Are you a middle school educator with an idea for an innovative or creative classroom project this school year? If so, consider applying for a Bright Ideas grant. Bright Ideas is a grant program from Jackson EMC that funds creative and innovative ...
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August
16,
2019
| 02:27 PM America/New_York
It’s the start of a new school year – and planning for memorable educational experiences. Educators looking to bring learning to life can request Jackson EMC employees to visit their schools and classrooms for demonstrations or speaking opportunities...
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August
01,
2019
| 02:54 PM America/New_York
Meet Zac Saine, a student intern at Jackson EMC supporting our executive, marketing and communication teams at the corporate office in Jefferson. Zac is a recent graduate of Jackson County Comprehensive High School in Jefferson. In the fall, he's hea...
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June
14,
2019
| 03:39 PM America/New_York
The high school students chosen to serve as Jackson EMC’s delegates for this year’s Washington Youth Tour on June 13-20 have something powerful in common – a desire to help others. As delegates, Alejandro Campo, Ahema Gaisie, Alyssa Ramos and Kate...
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May
15,
2019
| 03:58 PM America/New_York
For the past two years, the Jackson County 4-H Robotics team successfully competed at district  and state matches and advanced to the world championship, according to Harold Jarrett, volunteer leader and mentor, who calls the team “one of the best in...
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April
15,
2019
| 03:11 PM America/New_York
Stimulating a student’s interest in learning a new idea or concept can be a challenge. For educators, there’s the additional challenge of funding learning experiences in the classroom that are outside the textbook. That’s why Jackson EMC funded $5...
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January
14,
2019
| 11:02 PM America/New_York
Student leaders in high schools across Jackson EMC’s service area can experience a unique leadership opportunity in the nation’s capital this summer. Applications are now open for the Washington Youth Tour – a week-long, all-expenses paid ...
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2018
November
13,
2018
| 08:24 PM America/New_York
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
| 10:43 PM America/New_York
(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
| 04:13 PM America/New_York
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
| 11:03 PM America/New_York
(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
| 04:44 PM America/New_York
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
| 09:39 PM America/New_York
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
| 05:36 PM America/New_York
(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
| 01:21 PM America/New_York
(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
| 07:05 PM America/New_York
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
| 07:03 PM America/New_York
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
| 02:54 PM America/New_York
(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
| 10:54 PM America/New_York
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
| 09:28 PM America/New_York
(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
| 08:19 PM America/New_York
(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
| 07:55 PM America/New_York
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
| 09:52 PM America/New_York
(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
| 11:09 PM America/New_York
(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
| 07:55 PM America/New_York
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
19,
2017
| 09:43 PM America/New_York
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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2016
March
10,
2016
| 12:00 AM America/New_York
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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2015
December
17,
2015
| 12:00 AM America/New_York
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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