WAKE FOREST — Tommy Kemp of Franklinton High received $3,000 for iAgribusiness, a virtual global agriculture for the classroom, and Kirsten Oshinsky of Wakefield High received $3,000 for Project SPARK from Wake Electric.
The funds were part of $19,437 in classroom technology grants given to local teachers by the electric utility.
Wake Electric annually offers grants to area teachers for one piece of technology that will enhance classroom teaching and learning.
Since the start of the program in 2004, Wake Electric has awarded nearly $189,000 to teachers. Funding comes from Wake Electric members who agree to round up their light bill to the nearest whole dollar through the Operation Roundup program. For example, if the bill is $190.91, the bill is rounded up 9 cents to $191.
Wake Electric provides energy and related services to more than 37,000 customers in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.