Teachers Receive MLEC Grants


(October 4, 2023) — Fifteen $1,000 grants have been awarded to teachers through Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s 2023 Adopt-A-School Grant. The program is made possible by matching funds from MLEC and its partners at CoBank and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Hickman County: Emily Atkinson (Centerville Elementary School) for STEM projects; Jennifer Cooper (Hickman County High School) for yearbook staff camera; and Chauco Moore (East Hickman High School) for science equipment.

Houston County: Kelley Jones (Erin Elementary School) for classroom coding; Alicia Parker (Houston County Middle School) for color printer; and Jamie Scism (Erin Elementary School) for baby chicks project.

Humphreys County: Brandon McMillian (Waverly Central High School) for agriculture mechanics; Crystal Tidwell (Waverly Elementary School) for field day equipment; and Lisa Stanford (Lakeview School) for computer lab headphones.

Lewis County: Kara Farr (Lewis County Elementary School) for phonemic awareness materials; Vanessa Stephenson (Lewis County High School) for a digital microscope; and Sherrie Anderson (Lewis County Intermediate School) for science booster STEM kits.

Perry County: Tatum Hudson (Lobelville Elementary School) for white boards; Jennifer Prosser (Linden Middle School) for flexibility seating; and Hazel Swaw and Annette Morris (Linden Elementary School) for preschool listening center materials.

“Teachers do a great job on small budgets. Our grants help fill in the gap to engage students with new materials that set a foundation for a love of learning,” says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “We are grateful to our partners at CoBank and the Tennessee Valley Authority for helping us support educators as they work with students to inspire brighter futures.”

MLEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 34,500 meters in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties. We are your source for power and broadband and help build brighter futures for the communities we serve. Learn more at www.mlec.com/about-mlec.

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