The Baldwin County Electric Membership Charitable Foundation presented Star Light Awards to 27 teachers and school faculty members in 2020. 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 ninth 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:
- Baldwin County Virtual Elementary School: Michelle McCann
- Central Baldwin Middle School: Elizabeth Driver
- Christ the King Catholic School: Chandra Ford
- Christ the King Catholic School: Barbara Hutson
- Christ the King Catholic School: Rose Mary Mitchell
- Christ the King Catholic School: Lynn Williams
- Daphne Middle School: Brittany Antinarella
- Daphne Middle School: Jamie Berkel
- Daphne High School: Betsy Anderton
- Daphne High School: Luke Stewart
- Elsanor Elementary School: Susan Loy
- Fairhope High School: Cody Coleman
- Fairhope West Elementary School: April Cork
- Florence B. Mathis Elementary: Alana Carpenter
- Gulf Shores Elementary School: Liz Laski
- Gulf Shores Elementary School: Jamie Smith and Kathy Corlew
- Gulf Shores High School: Courtney Cook Blake
- Larry Newton Elementary School: Rhonda Faye Sheppard
- Loxley Elementary School: Jacquelyn Wilson
- Orange Beach Middle School: Leah Tucker
- Pine Grove Elementary School: Jaclyn Boatright
- Pine Grove Elementary School: Stefanie Phillips
- Michael Catholic High School: Jessa Pippin
- Patrick Catholic School: Missy Dembowski
- Patrick Catholic School: Natasha Pratt
- Stapleton Elementary School: Susan Jeffcoat