MEC Awards $3,600 in Grants to Teachers

BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) awarded eighteen $200 classroom grants to educators in need of financial assistance in making classroom learning more engaging.

Eighteen of the twenty-eight applications were awarded. A team at MEC evaluated the projects submitted by educators based on creativity, following application instructions, classroom integration, as well as benefits and financial need to students. Classroom Grants are funded by assigned capital credits at no cost to the cooperative or its members. “Every year teachers throughout the MEC service area turn in creative project ideas,” said Heather Foreman, public affairs coordinator, “it’s never an easy process, but we only have eighteen grants to award.”

Project ideas ranged from science, reading, math, drama, cooking, social studies, to engineering and public safety. The eighteen selected educators represented schools: Academy of Building Industries High School, Bullhead City Middle School, Camp Mohave Elementary School, Desert Star Academy, Diamondback Elementary School, Fort Mohave Elementary School, Fox Creek Junior High School, Mohave Accelerated Elementary School, Mohave High School, Peach Springs Elementary School, River Valley High School, and Sunrise Elementary School.

Congratulations to: Frances Martin, Renee Hollander, Kirk Gebicke, Sonyia Roy, Diane Jessen, Lynda Matheson, Sheryl Roberge, Grace Redillas, Joshua Michel, Ma Lourdes Docot, Nancy Papke, Ivan Brown, Glenn Jessen, Lisa Fulton, Brianna Corum, Alecia Pasco, Larah Loera, and Kimberlie Moss. We would like to thank all educators who applied and appreciate their efforts in making learning fun and effective for our youth. Checks were awarded at a celebratory luncheon on April 22, 2022.

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 42,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east. MEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.