Seven teachers in Durham, Johnston and Wake counties were awarded a 2017 Classroom Technology grant. The grants, totaling close to $20,000, are for specific pieces of technology for use in the classroom.  (Note:  The Classroom Technology grant program is separate from the Bright Ideas grant program).

Esta Lampkin Zebulon Gifted & Talented Magnet Middle Zebulon
Henrietta Vazquez East Wake Middle Raleigh
Rikki Gibbs East Wake Academy Knightdale
Beth Kilburn Leesville Road High Raleigh
Amy Jenkins Southern School of Energy and Sustainability Durham
Lisa Estep West View Elementary Garner
Laura Muse Jeffreys Grove Spanish Language Immersion Magnet Elementary Raleigh

The funds for this grant program come from WEMC members who agree to round up their electric 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 a non-profit electric utility serving over 43,500 members in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance, and Wake counties.