Six local schools have been selected to receive a $500 Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment Grant, according to Jim Riddle, executive vice president and general manager of the Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association. 

Projects that received grants ranged from resources for additional math education, electricity and magnetism, Muddy Kids Curriculum and electronic equipment to be used in the classroom.

The schools selected were Community Consolidated District 204, Pinckneyville; Immanuel Lutheran School, Murphysboro; Trinity Lutheran School, Red Bud; Carbondale New School, Carbondale; Giant City School, Carbondale; and Red Bud Elementary, Red Bud. 

“The Classroom Empowerment Grant program fits right in with our commitment to our communities and to the use of technology. These programs will educate students, parents and the community about future energy needs and will help our educators have some of the tools they need for an effective learning environment,” Riddle said.

For more information about Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment Grants, contact Bryce Cramer at bcramer@eeca.coop.

— The Southern

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