ECPS Educators win "Bright Ideas" Grants

The EMC Prize Patrol, consisting of members of the Edgecombe-Martin EMC Volunteer Action Committee, recently visited classrooms in Edgecombe County where they made presentations to the following teachers:


Amy Rae Foss – Martin Millennium Academy

Shelley Armour – SouthWest Edgecombe High School

Mike Whitehurst – SouthWest Edgecombe High School


Bright Ideas grants provide funding for innovative, classroom-based projects that would otherwise not be possible. Since 1994, the grants have touched the lives of more than 2 million students who have participated in 9,800 Bright Ideas projects, and given out more than $10.2 million. Each year, close to 600 grants are funded across the state.


“Edgecombe-Martin County EMC is committed to bettering the communities we serve, and we believe there is no better way than through the education of our youth,” said Monica Speight, Communication Specialist form Edgecombe-Martin EMC.  “We’re pleased to award these dedicated educators with Bright Ideas grants. Their creative projects will no doubt help students reach their full potential and spark higher interest in learning for years to come.”