Schools served by Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC), Huntland School in Franklin County, and Westwood Middle School in Coffee County have been awarded a combined total of $11,500 in grants to support their respective STEM curriculums.
Huntland School received $5,000 and will use the grant to offer its students an opportunity to participate in hydroponics. The goal is to offset purchasing some of the vegetables served in their cafeteria by growing their own vegetables, which are started in the hydroponics units.
Likewise, Westwood Middle School received $5,000 in funding through the grant program to bring new and exciting educational experiences through their STEM classes.
Top photo: from left, Scott Spence, president and CEO of DREMC; Dr. Mick Shuran, Manchester City Schools Director of Federal Programs; Jim Stone, Principal Westwood Middle School; Todd Reinholtz, STEM teacher; and Lori Brown, TVA Community Relations Specialist.