Operation Round Up Presents Star Light Awards

The Baldwin County Electric Membership Charitable Foundation presented Star Light Awards to 37 teachers and school faculty members in 2023. 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 twelfth 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: Jason Price
  • Belforest Elementary School: Stefanie Phillips
  • Christ the King Catholic School: Chandra Ford
  • Christ the King Catholic School: Lynn Williams
  • Daphne Middle School: Anna Hunt
  • Daphne High School: Elizabeth Tipton
  • Delta Elementary School: Karin Harms
  • Elberta High School: Wallace Crawford
  • Foley Elementary School: Shannon Keenan
  • Foley Elementary School: Lisa Tidwell
  • Foley Elementary School: Jenna Stradley
  • J. Larry Newton Elementary School: Michele Marshall
  • J. Larry Newton Elementary School: Laura Ruth Hunter
  • Loxley Elementary School: Melissa Ard
  • Magnolia Elementary School: Kiri McFarland
  • Mathis Elementary School: Emily Rankin
  • Pine Grove Elementary School: Danyl January
  • Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore: Joanne Baumhauer
  • Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore: Jessica Vipperman
  • Robertsdale High School: Anita Salinas
  • Robertsdale High School: JJ Fortune
  • Rockwell Elementary School: Kristen Holder
  • Rosinton Elementary School: Matthew Craig
  • Rosinton Elementary School: Sarah Nisewonger
  • Spanish Fort Elementary School: Kelly Knapp
  • St. Patrick Catholic School: Miska Dembowski
  • St. Patrick Catholic School: Natasha Pratt
  • St. Patrick Catholic School: Noel Smeraglia
  • St. Patrick Catholic School: Kristina Pierce
  • Stapleton Elementary School: Lisa Comer
  • Stonebridge Elementary School: Jacquelyn Wilson
  • Stonebridge Elementary School: Christina Wiggins
  • Summerdale School: Kimie Young
  • Summerdale School: Stephanie Gilmore
  • Swift Elementary School: Anna Galbreath
  • Swift Elementary School: Krista Ann Sumner
  • WJ Carroll Intermediate School: Jessica Johnson

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