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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) – Sallas Mahone teacher Elizabeth Raque was caught completely off guard as Colquitt Electric Membership Corporation tells her she won a thousand dollar check for her Lunch Worms book club idea to encourage students to read.
Southeast Elementary teacher Danielle Gibbs was also in for a treat. She was awarded for her "Centers Made for Me" idea.
"W will be purchasing some new centers so all my children will have something to work that they're struggling with and we're very excited," said Southeast Elementary Teacher Danielle Gibbs.
"The issue was that we didn't have enough class sets of books but now that we have this grant we can buy more books," said Sallas Mahone 4th Grade Teacher Elizabeth Raque.
Teachers submit grant proposals each year to Colquitt EMC detailing creative lesson plans as part of the company's Bright Ideas Education Grant program.
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