Georgia Magazine - October 2017 - 17
Youth Tour alumni earn national scholarships
Teachers learn how to bring
solar-power lessons to classrooms
ucker-based Green Power Electric
Membership Corp. (EMC) hosted
teacher-training workshops during
the summer to help familiarize local
teachers with the professionally developed curriculum and in-class solar
learning laboratory available through
the SunPower for Schools program.
The curriculum, developed in
partnership with the University of
West Georgia in Carrollton, gives students the opportunity to monitor and
analyze real-time energy-production
data from 40 solar panels throughout
the state-many on school grounds.
As Georgia's EMCs' renewableenergy provider, Green Power EMC
encourages representatives of local
EMCs to attend these training sessions
as well so that they can be advocates
for the program in their communities.
The SunPower for Schools curriculum includes 75 lesson plans that
support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) standards.
Electric membership cooperative (EMC)
communicators Karen Ewing, left, of Jackson EMC in Jefferson and Whitney Dixon of
Planters EMC in Millen display their winning
pinwheel car during the SunPower for
Schools teacher-training workshop July 2122 at Georgia College and State University
in Milledgeville. Their pinwheel car traveled
farther than the other designs during the
workshop's wind-power experiment.
To learn more about the program,
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credit is due
Is there someone who inspires,
motivates and empowers you and
makes a difference in your cooperative community? Touchstone
Energy Cooperatives, the Arlington, Va.-based organization that
represents more than 750 electric
membership cooperatives nationwide, is looking for nominees in
its second annual #WhoPowersYou
competition. Beginning Oct. 2,
co-op members whose EMC is a
member of Touchstone Energy
Cooperatives can nominate a deserving individual. (To find out if
your electric co-op is a Touchstone
Energy Cooperatives member, go
to touchstoneenergy.com; scroll
down the page and search for all
participating Georgia cooperatives
via the drop-down menu.) The
winner receives national recognition and could win up to $5,000.
For contest rules or more information or to nominate someone, go
wo of Georgia's past Washington Youth
Tour delegates recently were named as
two of only five students nationally to
receive a Glenn English Scholarship.
Hayden Johnson represented Mariettabased Cobb Electric Membership Corp.
(EMC) in 2015, and Sylandi Brown represented Vienna-based Middle Georgia EMC
The Glenn English National Cooperative Hayden Johnson
Leadership Foundation in Arlington, Va., encourages educational advancement by awarding scholarships to full-time students who have participated in the derson University in Sylandi Brown
Washington Youth Tour, are working on their first under- Anderson, S.C. Brown
graduate degree and have completed one year of study will put her scholarship toward earning her degree at
at a college or university. Applicants are judged on their Valdosta State University.
To learn more about this or the foundation's Engrade-point average, internships, extracurricular activities,
gineers for the Future scholarship, go to bit.ly/EMC
leadership and involvement in cooperative programs.
Johnson, who was also a winner last year, will use scholarships.
the $1,000 scholarship to further her education at An-