RBES recently received grant from MCEC

PRESENTED GRANT–Monroe County Electric Cooperative recently presented a $500 Touchstone Energy Empowerment grant to Red Bud Elementary School. The grant is for computer science teacher Jessica Green’s Royal Report school news station. Pictured at the grant presentation are: Principal Ryan McClellan, students Lilly Burgdorf and Karenna Kernan, Jessica Green, students Caitlynn Weiser and Danielle Hanner, and MCEC Board Chairman Richard Liefer.

Monroe County Electric Cooperative (MCEC) recently awarded ten $500 Touchstone Energy Empowerment grants to area teachers/administrators that submitted applications. There were a total of 19 grant submissions this year. The applications were judged by employees from a neighboring electric co-op.

This is the tenth consecutive year that the cooperative has awarded school grants to area schools.

Alan Wattles, president/CEO of MCEC, said “We are happy again to provide these grants to worthy projects that would normally not receive any funding. We hope this money will help improve the education experience for all the students it is intended for.”

Jessica Green, computer science teacher at Red Bud Elementary School, was awarded one of the $500 grants. Her project was funding for the Royal Report School News Station.

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