School EmPOWERment Grants

As part of the School EmPOWERment Grants program, Walton EMC recently presented $290,065 to 53 schools in their 10-county service area. Over $84,000 was awarded to 14 WCSD schools funding 15 different grants to support academics, arts and athletics across our district.
"Walton EMC's generosity and continued support have made significant, lasting impacts on our schools," said Superintendent Nathan Franklin. "We appreciate their contributions and want to congratulate this year's recipients."
Walton EMC’s grant funds come from unclaimed capital credits. Customer-owners who move off Walton EMC’s grid may be due capital credit refunds. In some instances, those checks are returned, and after Walton EMC exhausts all efforts to find the rightful owners, Georgia law allows the money to be used for community development projects.
2020-21 School Empowerment Grant Recipients
Courtney Cuneio, Atha Road Elementary – Audiobooks to Improve Reading | $998
Will Casada, Bay Creek Elementary – Uke Can Play Ukulele! | $2,392
Amy Anderson, Bay Creek Elementary – Engage and Empower for Success | $2,050
Katherine Woods & Ashley Rabon, Harmony Elementary – Supporting Readers and Building Leaders | $8,600
Selena Hale, Loganville Elementary – STEM Lab: Let’s Explore! | $7,656
Dr. Zeester Swint, Monroe Elementary – Little Free Library | $3,000
Beth Morgan, Sharon Elementary – Canon Large Format Printer | $3,600
Alicia Burford, Walker Park Elementary – Eagles SOAR at the Park | $4,500
Kenneth Cline, Walnut Grove Elementary – Great Big Book Giveaway | $3,000
Kerri Brooks, Walnut Grove Elementary – Comfort and Joy | $5,000
Tally Cown, Carver Middle – PBIS Rewards | $5,000
Heather Wills, Loganville Middle  –  Inchy the Bookworm Vending Machine and Books$6,000
Raymond Castleberry, Youth Middle – Recording Studio | $3,501
Kristina Hobbs, Loganville High  – Visual Arts Room Update | $5,300
Sharon Crenshaw, Monroe Area High – Fine Arts Sound System | $7,552
Chris Wheeler, Walnut Grove High – Lego EV# Robot Kits | $6,599
Kelly Shaw, Walnut Grove High – Agriculture Education Aquaponics System | $6,023

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