Newsroom Jackson EMC (wyt,washington youth tour,education)

2019
June
14,
2019
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
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
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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March
19,
2019
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) selected four high school students as delegates for the 2019 Washington Youth Tour, scheduled June 13-20. Alex Campo, a junior at Flowery Branch High School; Ahema Gaisie, a junior at the Gwinnett Scho...
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January
14,
2019
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
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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February
13,
2018
Experience Washington, D.C. from an insider’s perspective as you walk alongside state and national leaders in the halls of Congress. Learn crucial leadership development skills as you participate in team building activities throughout the week. Hear ...
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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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June
08,
2017
The high school students chosen to serve as Jackson EMC’s delegates for this year’s Washington Youth Tour, on June 8-15 have something powerful in common; a passion to serve others. As delegates, Sheefa Ali, Gabriela Maduro-Salvarrey, Cecelia Tatro, ...
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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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January
19,
2017
Gazing upward to read Thomas Jefferson’s words at his memorial. Viewing the National Mall from atop the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Walking in the footsteps of George Washington at Mount Vernon. Listening to oral arguments at the Supreme Court. Re...
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2016
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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January
12,
2016
Chris Larkins, a 2015 tour delegate from Dacula High School, was excited about the opportunity to share ideas with people from Georgia and across the U.S. “I knew this was a chance to meet leaders from across the state and visit Washington D.C., w...
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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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