2023 Strengthening Schools Grant Recipients

Published on Thursday, February 1, 2024 in Strengthening Schools Grants

In December 2023, we awarded local teachers, administrators, and school officials with Strengthening Schools Grants to help them bring new and exciting learning opportunities to students throughout our service territory. The program is funded by partnership dollars through our power supplier, Wolverine Power Cooperative.

We’re proud to offer these grants each year to those who share our vision of creating vibrant, relevant, and sustainable rural communities. A team of MEC customers evaluates all applications without knowledge of the applicants, districts, or communities.

Take a look at this year’s winners and their projects:

  • Bloomingdale Middle and High School: Solar energy kit
  • Bloomingdale Middle and High School: Woodshop tools
  • Brandywine Merritt Elementary School: Blast Foundations Student Kit
  • Brandywine Middle/Senior School: One-year online subscription to Oxford English Dictionary
  • Cassopolis Middle School: Indoor hydroponics automated tower/system
  • Cassopolis Ross Beatty Junior/Senior High School: Individual small whiteboards and markers for students
  • Cassopolis Ross Beatty Junior/Senior High School: New appliances for home economics classroom
  • Clinton Elementary School: Rebuild a theater program
  • Colon Elementary School: Math intervention program
  • Colon Elementary School: Math manipulatives
  • Decatur Davis Elementary School: Art class ceramic/clay supplies
  • Decatur Davis Elementary School: Books for a fourth-grade literacy program
  • Edwardsburg Eagle Lake Elementary School: Student nature club
  • Hartford Redwood Elementary School: Large interactive smart whiteboard w/ touch screen
  • Hartford Redwood Elementary School: Social and emotional learning library
  • Heritage Southwest Intermediate School District/Brookside Learning Center: Alternative classroom seating
  • Morenci Elementary School: Digital force meters and scales
  • Morenci Elementary School: New library books
  • Onsted Middle School: Art supplies
  • Paw Paw High School: Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CX II CAS teacher kits
  • Paw Paw Public Schools: Chromebooks
  • Volinia Outcomes School: Podium and screen
  • Watervliet High School: Saltwater aquarium
  • White Pigeon Central Elementary School: Books