School Empowerment Grants

As part of the School EmPOWERment Grants program, Walton EMC recently presented $360,338 to 56 schools in their 10-county service area. Over $84,000 was awarded to 13 WCSD schools funding 15 different grants to support academics, arts and athletics across our district.
"We appreciate Walton EMC for their continued support of our students, teachers and staff," said Superintendent Nathan Franklin. "Their generosity has made a significant, lasting impact on our schools."
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. 
2019 School Empowerment Grant Recipients
Haley Wilcox, Atha Road Elementary - High Interest Non-fiction/fiction Readers for Science & Social Studies | $6,080
Audra Knoll, Bay Creek Elementary - Learning with Technology | $4,000
Kathleen Tarbutton, Harmony Elementary - Aspiring Performers Want to be Heard | $7,876
Buffie Heard, Loganville Elementary - Building Inquiring Scientists for the Future | $6,750
Dr. Zeester Swint, Monroe Elementary -  Think Lab | $6,899
Lori Perry, Sharon Elementary -  Think Lab | $6,899
Amanda Martin, Walker Park Elementary - SOARing Through Standards and Strategies | $1,020
Lucy Townley, Walnut Grove Elementary - Improving Literacy Through the Library | $4,000
Jarrod Tyler, Youth Elementary -  Ukuleles and Storage Cart | $2,738
Timothy Holman, Carver Middle -  Livestock Barn | $20,000
June Reid, Loganville High - Devil's Brew Coffee Shop and The Hot Shotz Cheer Squad | $2,283
Carrin Meadows, Loganville High - Science Equipment | $5,697
Jess Bush, Monroe Area High - Teaching STEM through Robotics | $4,697
April Bentley-Amos, Walnut Grove High - DNA Investigation Station | $1,496
Hilery Wilson, Walnut Grove High - All Hands on Deck for Science | $3,716

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