The Baldwin County Electric Membership Charitable Foundation recently presented Star Light Awards to 22 teachers and school faculty members. Each of the winners received a grant to help them bring innovative projects and programs to their schools.
The grants were made possible by Baldwin EMC’s Operation Round Up program, which collects money for charitable causes by rounding up participating members’ electric bills to the next highest dollar amount.
This is the sixth year that Star Light Awards have been presented. The Baldwin County Electric Membership Charitable Foundation Board, which oversees Operation Round Up, created the program in 2011 as a way to enrich learning at local schools.
Before being named a winner, each teacher or faculty member submitted an application describing his or her project for the board to review.
Star Light awards were presented to the following:
• Gulf Shores Elementary School: Kelly Nelson and Jody Robinson
• Gulf Shores Elementary School: Lacey Brannon
• Gulf Shores Elementary School: Connie Johnston
• Gulf Shores High School: Michelle McCann
• Swift Consolidated School: Angie Ingraham
• Foley Middle School: Sue Norman
• Elberta Elementary School: Rachel Gilley
• North Baldwin Center for Technology: Scott Larson
• Rosinton Elementary School: Amber Nelson
• Robertsdale Elementary School: Tammy Buck
• Robertsdale Elementary School: Samantha Leffard
• Robertsdale Elementary School: Melissa White
• Robertsdale Elementary School: Yonna Fogle
• Music Teacher (multiple schools): Christy Engell
• Fairhope High School: Cody Coleman
• Fairhope Elementary School: Elizabeth Orfanello
• Christ the King Catholic School: Chandra Ford
• Christ the King Catholic School: Rose Mary Mitchell
• Daphne High School: Elizabeth Key Anderton
• Daphne East Elementary: Cammie Adams
• Spanish Fort High School: Jessica Jackson