Alabama Power Awards $20,000 in Laptops & Funding at Anniston High School
Alabama Power awards a local high school over $20,000 for lap-tops and funding for a program that offers students the chance to learn more about the field of education. Students with the 3-year-old Kevin Thompson Teacher Project at Anniston High School were awarded 12 laptops. The program is a partnership between the high school and Jacksonville State University that provides dual enrollment for the school’s junior and senior students who want to be teachers. The high school administration and the Public Education Foundation of Anniston noticed the abundance of student teachers from J-S-U at the high school and a great interest about teaching from Anniston students. Program organizers say the program transforms the student’s interest into a hands-on experience and that the lessons taught follow each student throughout their higher education career. The grant from the Alabama Power Foundation will help to fund 10 students. Anniston High School administrators say the program is not only for Anniston High School students and they encourage other junior and senior students in the surrounding Calhoun County schools who are interested in becoming a teacher to contact Anniston High School at 256-231-5010.