Wake Electric recently surprised Bunn High School teacher Christopher Cullom with a Bright Ideas grant check for his idea to expand the school’s Power Lunch program. Darnell Alford presented the check to him (along with balloons) during one of his classes. Cullom’s grant is to help continue and expand a wildly successful tutorial program that provides academic assistance and tutoring to students in need. It also helps junior and seniors prepare for college. Cullom noted in his application, “It is the goal of Power Lunch program to remove the socioeconomic barriers that often keep students from taking the next step in their academic careers. In these classes teachers are required by administration to provide students with creative assignments that scaffold their standard course of study while asking students to think outside of the box.” Cullom, along with 20 other passionate teachers from Franklin Granville, Johnston, Nash, and Vance counties, received Bright Ideas grants this year from Wake Electric. For more information about our grants, go to www.wemc.com.