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First-year teacher receives grant

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Georgia Power representative John Asbell, center, presents a $1,000 classroom supply grant from Georgia Power to first-year LaGrange High School science teacher Charles Cantrell, left.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/03/web1_WEBGrantCantrell.jpgGeorgia Power representative John Asbell, center, presents a $1,000 classroom supply grant from Georgia Power to first-year LaGrange High School science teacher Charles Cantrell, left.

Contributed | Troup County School System

LaGRANGE — On March 8, Georgia Power representative John Asbell traveled to LaGrange High School to present a $1,000 classroom supply grant from Georgia Power to first-year science teacher Charles Cantrell.

“I feel very fortunate and grateful to have been awarded this supply grant, and there are so many items I can now add to my science lab to enhance the studies of forensics, biology and chemistry,” Cantrell said.

Asbell says that in preparation for the grant application process, Georgia Power advises Georgia’s public four-year colleges and universities that have state-approved teacher education programs that the grant is available. Then, the institutions are asked to recommend up to 10 candidates, five male and five female. Candidates must be in the top 25 percent of their academic class, possess an aptitude for teaching, and be recommended by education faculty members.

Georgia Power stated that supporting education is one of their top priorities.

“It is a privilege to support education and the teachers in the Troup County School System,” Asbell said. “Georgia Power is always looking for new and innovative ways to partner directly with schools.”

Georgia Power has been awarding grants to new teachers since 2004. Two-hundred financial grant assistances have been awarded across the state since the inception of the program.

For additional information regarding grants offered to teachers and students contact the Georgia Power Foundation.

To learn more about TCSS, visit troup.org or the Troup County School System Facebook page.

From a press release submitted by Troup County School System.