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CvHS Teachers Awarded Bright Ideas Grants

CvHS Teachers Win Bright Ideas Grants 

Congratulations to Cleveland High School Teachers Brett Capps and Cordara Harper for recently winning NC Electric Cooperatives Bright Ideas Grants.  

More than 600 grants are awarded annually for projects that improve classroom instruction and utilize innovative teaching methods. Applications are accepted from teachers in a variety of disciplines including music, art, history, reading, science, technology, math and engineering, just to name a few, and educators may apply as individuals or as a team.

To be considered for a grant, the proposed project must meet the following criteria:

  • Be reviewed and approved by your principal or supervisor
  • Directly involve and provide ongoing benefits to students
  • Seek to achieve clearly defined goals and learning objectives
  • Use innovative and creative teaching methods
  • Feature measurable results that can be evaluated upon completion"


Mr. Brett Capps teaches Agriscience Applications and Agriculture Mechanics 1 & 2. He applied for the Bright Ideas Grant in order to purchase an X-Carve Wood Cutting CNC table. This machine can transform a piece of material such as a block of wood into a finished product such as an engraved sign or wooden toy or puzzle and will help students gain valuable woodworking skills.

Mr. Capps

Mr. Cordara Harper teaches Chorus and Ensemble. He applied for the Bright Ideas Grant in so that he could purchase choral risers. Choral risers will help bring the chorus’s performance to another level (no pun intended) by staging all performers making them more polished.

Mr. Harper

Congratulations to Mr. Capps and Mr. Harper; looking forward to seeing their projects in action in their classrooms. Thank you to the North Carolina Electric Cooperatives for their support of our educators and students.