Grand Total of Grant Winnings for District (August 2016 - May 2017)



Eckley wins $10,000!

Automotive Teacher Mr. Peter Eckley celebrates our $10,000 Real Tools for Schools grant from Ingersoll Rand to purchase high-quality tools for his automotive program - how wonderful for our CTE students who are working on automotive restoration!

Pending Grants . . . .

NOTE:  Pending grants include the following:
  • If awarded, Challenge Up! is a Department of Defence Educational Activity (DoDEA) STEM grant ($1.5 million) determined in August.
  • If funded by the NC General Assembly, Harnett County Early College is a multi-year start-up with recurring funding ($200,000 to $350,000 annually and recurring for 5 years)--again, contingent upon the NC General Assembly.


Anderson Creek wins $5,000!

Principal Leanne O'Quinn celebrates Anderson Creek's $5,000 Operation Round Up grant from South River EMC to purchase leadership-themed texts for classroom libraries - how wonderful for daily literacy and their Leader In Me program!

Johnsonville wins $2,000!

Principal Christy Thomas celebrates Johnsonville's $2,000 Community Grant from Walmart for second semester school supplies for at-risk students!




Triton honored with new computer lab - Principal Mangum valued IGT grant at $25,000!

Principal Chip Mangum is pictured with Representative David Lewis and our Triton High School students at the ribbon cutting of Triton's new state-of-the-art computer lab - grant funds were awarded by IGT and press coverage included the Dunn Daily Record and the Johnston County Report.
International Game Technology (IGT) partnered with the 
North Carolina Education Lottery to support Triton's outstanding 
new After School Advantage computer lab.


Coats wins $5,000!

Principal Sandy Howard and Assistant Principal Grisel Gabot celebrate Coats' $5,000 grant from Lowes' Toolbox for Education to create a grades 4 and 5 outdoor classroom!

Gentry wins $1,500!

Principal Jeane Pope celebrates Gentry's $1,500 grant from Walmart for replacing old computers with new Chromebooks for their students!



Harnett Primary wins $835!

Principal Dr. Sylvia Wilkins, Carolyn Smith and Starr Hodges celebrate their Operation Round Up grant from South River EMC for STEM activities!

Lillington-Shawtown wins $5,000!

Principal Clara Clinton and Instructional Coach Tammy Wilson celebrate their Operation Round Up grant from South River EMC to purchase independent reading texts for their classroom libraries - their teachers and students are so excited!


Wayne Avenue wins $5,000!

Principal Steve McLean and Media Coordinator Susan Varner celebrate their Operation Round Up grant from South River EMC to purchase informational text library books for their students!


Johnsonville wins $1,000!

Principal Christy Thomas celebrates Johnsonville's $1,000 grant from Central Electric's Operation Round Up to assist at-risk students with personal care items!



Benhaven & Highland Elementary win $2,000!

School Social Worker Dawn Holmes celebrates a $2,000 grant from Central Electric's Operation Round Up to assist Benhaven and Highland Elementary at-risk students with personal care items!


Highland Middle wins $1,500!

Principal Brian Graham receives a $1,500 Operation Round Up grant from Central Electric's Nancy Gust - their students will participate in Rachel's Challenge, to help fight bullying!


HCMS's Karen Clark wins $800!

Karen Clark wins an $800 field trip grant to the NC Museum of the Arts - her students will travel in December!

HCMS's Traci Snyder wins $10,000!

Traci Snyder wins a $10,000 James Patterson grant for the Media Center - author visit and new Media Center furniture will be coming soon!



Carla Butts wins a Bright Ideas Grant from Central Electric for $2,050!

Johnsonville's Carla Butts wins an $2,050 Bright Ideas grant to support her students with Lego Robotics!  Carla is the only educator to win from the Central Electric service area; this year proved to be very competitive among Bright Ideas applications - "Congratulations, Carla!" 

Twelve Educators win Bright Ideas Grants from South River EMC totaling $18,662!

Harnett County educators win Bright Ideas grants from South River Electric Cooperative - for innovative schoolwide and classroom initiatives!


Applicant Name



Anderson Creek Primary

Cynthia Ramsey

Mobile Little Readers


Boone Trail Elementary

Rebecca Thomas

LEGO Literacy?


Boone Trail Elementary

Gina Williams

Osmo for Education


Buies Creek Elementary

Dawn Rogers

Coding the Future


Erwin Elementary

Jennifer C. Lemon

A Room for All


Lafayette Elementary

Elizabeth Babcock

Invention Convention


Lafayette Elementary

Elizabeth Babcock

More to Math


Lillington-Shawtown Elementary

Susan Fisher

Growing and Learning


Overhills Elementary

Tara Tinsley

iPad Minis for Mini Hands


Overhills High

Lisa O'Quinn

A Little Bit of Innovation Goes a Long Way


South Harnett Elementary

Melissa Nies

Classroom Economy


Western Harnett Middle

Tammy Genthe

For the Love of Reading