Long County High School teacher Amanda Robinson recently was selected by Georgia Power as a recipient of its New Teacher Assistant Grant.
Georgia Power spokesman Wayne Grimes presented Robinson with a $1,000 check that will go toward purchasing classroom supplies.
According to LCHS Principal Scotty Hattaway, Robinson’s name was submitted to Georgia Power by the dean of her former college, and she was qualified for the award because she graduated from a state public university.
Hattaway said a committee consisting of executive directors from education-related organizations and Georgia Power reviewed all nominees and selected the best prospective educators from the pool. Hattaway said Robinson was one of only 200 new teachers from across the state to receive the grant.
Grimes said that each educational institution is asked to recommend up to 10 candidates, to include five males and five females. He said that the candidates must be in the top 25 percent of their graduating classes and possess aptitudes for teaching. Also, nominees must be recommended by an education faculty member.
Grimes said Georgia Power has been offering this grant to new teachers since 2004.