WAKE FOREST, N.C.- Wake Electric recently awarded $19,644 in Classroom Technology Awards grant monies to deserving teachers in the Triangle and surrounding counties.

Wake Electric annually offers grants to area teachers for one piece of technology that will enhance classroom teaching and learning. From laptop computers and digital cameras, to scanners and software, teachers will be able to guide their students in new and creative ways with the help of Wake Electric’s Classroom Technology Awards.

Public school and community college teachers in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance, and Wake counties are eligible to apply. Funding for Classroom Technology Awards grants are made possible by Wake Electric member-consumers and Wake Electric employees through the Operation RoundUp program.

Since the inception of the Classroom Technology Awards program in 2004, the program has awarded approximately $170,000 in grant monies. This program truly helps today’s teachers better reach their students because research shows that students who are in technology rich environments experience positive effects on achievement in all major subject areas.

Classroom Technology Awards Grant Winners for 2012:

– Sara Juarez, Durham Technical Community College
– Kritin Kubly, Wake Technical Community College
– Bobbie Lequire, Wilton Elementary
– Randy McFarland Wakefield Elementary
– Carol Nata, Leesville Road High School
– Monica Neal, West Johnston High School
– Kimberly Walaski, Wake Technical Community College
– Karen Waller, Timber Drive Elementary
– Tara Wojciechowski, Wake Forest-Rolesville High School
– Melissa Zeches, Fred J. Carnage Middle School

Funding for technology grants come from Wake Electric members who agree to round up their light bill to the nearest whole dollar through the Operation RoundUp program. For example, if the bill is $190.91 – the bill will be rounded up 9 cents to $191.00. These pennies add up to major dollars.

Wake Electric is an electric utility providing reliable, safe and affordable energy and related services to 36,000 consumers in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.



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