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Education: Jacket teachers awarded TVA STEM grants for classroom tech.

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  • Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District teachers received TVA STEM Classroom Grants to enhance classroom technology projects.
  • The grants were presented by TVA Area Representative Carolyn Ward in partnership with Starkville Utilities.

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District teachers recently received two TVA STEM Classroom Grants to enhance classroom technology projects. Sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, the grants were presented at Greensboro Center in February with the support of community Partner in Excellence, Starkville Utilities. Each grant provides $5,000 to fund STEM learning projects in classrooms and schools within the TVA service area. The grant recipients included Tara Agnew and Tina Cockrell, teachers in the Engineering pathway at Millsaps Career and Technology Center at Starkville High School. They received a grant to fund projects designed to encourage girls to become more involved in STEM career pathways through the Technology Student Association at SHS. Sara Walker, a teacher at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary, also received a grant to fund the purchase of Virtual Reality goggles and the creation of lesson plans to incorporate the technology into the HWS Imagination Station, a unique classroom fostering collaboration and critical thinking. The TVA Area Representative Carolyn Ward and Starkville Utilities General Manager Edward Kemp were present to award the grants and offer support to the teachers. This initiative aims to promote STEM experiences for students and encourage innovation in the classroom. It highlights the importance of enhancing technology projects to inspire and engage students in STEM education.

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