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BCPS Teachers Awarded FPL Grants For Energy Projects

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) educators who are recipients of grant awards from Florida Power & Light  (FPL) Company’s Teacher Grant Program. The awards fund classroom energy and engineering projects, such as solar-powered ovens, water-powered cars and wind generators, as part of a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Since 2010, the Teacher Grant Program has financed a variety of STEM and energy projects, with grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 per project.
“At FPL, we are working together with the communities we serve to make Florida an even better place to raise a family and do business,” said Pamela Rauch, vice president of Development and External Affairs for FPL.  “For the past five years, FPL has been committed to enriching STEM education experiences, and continues to invest in science and math programs for our students. STEM programs prepare today’s students for exciting and well-paid jobs in the future.”
FPL Teacher Grant Program Recipients:
  • Deerfield Park Elementary School – Racquel Herring
  • Floranada Elementary School – Elyse Friedman Brunt
  • Palmview Elementary School – Sheri Dominguez
  • Panther Run Elementary School – Nicole Williams Roulhac
  • New River Middle School – Barbara J. Rapoza
  • Western High School – Magda Murphy Bozkurt
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 99 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @Browardschools, like us on Facebook @ facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free Broward County Public Schools mobile app.