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Appalachian Power awards more than $48,000 in grants to teachers, schools and robotics clubs

April 28, 2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Appalachian Power has awarded more than $48,000 in grants to teachers, schools and robotics clubs across West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.

Nearly $6,000 in Teacher Vision Grants went to educators for classroom projects. Another $42,000 went to schools and clubs for use with the FIRST robotics program.

Appalachian Power President and COO Chris Beam said the company has a strong commitment to education, especially STEM-based programs.

“Education is the key to a brighter future for our children,” Beam said. “We are committed to supporting our talented educators with our Teacher Vision Grants, and FIRST Robotics Grants, which enable students to gain experience in science and technology.”

The Appalachian Power Teacher Vision Grant program provides aid ranging from $100 to $500 to classroom teachers in the company’s service territory. Projects that have an academic focus and a goal of improving student achievement are eligible for consideration.

 

2021 Teacher Vision Grant Recipients

West Virginia

Ballard Christian School

$430

Beale Elementary School

$500

Corpus Christi School

$500

Hometown Elementary School

$500

Kimball Elementary School

$500

Milton Middle School

$500

Washington Lands Elementary School

$999

Virginia

 

Honaker Elementary School

$500

Honaker High School

$500

Marion High School

$500

Tazewell Elementary School

$500

 

This year, through the FIRST robotics initiative, Appalachian Power provided 27 grants to schools and robotics clubs. Based on the club level, grants were provided from $250 to $6,000. 

 

2021 FIRST Robotics Grant Recipients

West Virginia

Clover STEMS, Winfield

$500

Eastbrook Elementary School

$250

Winfield High School

$6,000

Virginia

Blacksburg High School

$3,000

Carroll County Middle School

$500

Carroll County High School

$2,000

Fancy Gap Elementary School

$500

Gladesboro Elementary School

$500

Gladeville Elementary School

$250

Hillsville Elementary School

$500

Laurel Elementary School

$500

New College Institute

$4,450

New River Robotics Association, Christiansburg

$2,750

Oakland Elementary School

$500

PC Rocket Robotics, Inc., Stuart

$2,000

Ridgeview High School

$2,000

St. Paul School

$250

Southwest Virginia Community College

$6,000

Tennessee

Andrew Jackson Elementary School

$500

Andrew Johnson Elementary School

$500

Dobyns-Bennett High School

$6,000

George Washington Elementary School

$500

Jefferson Elementary School

$500

John F. Kennedy Elementary School

$500

Lincoln Elementary School

$250

Robinson Middle School

$500

Roosevelt Elementary School

$500

 

Appalachian Power has 1 million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee (as AEP Appalachian Power). It is part of American Electric Power, which is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions. AEP’s approximately 17,400 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 221,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP is also one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 31,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 5,200 megawatts of renewable energy.

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