TVA Partnership Awards Sequoyah High School STEM Grant


The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative (FLEC) and Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization), recently awarded Sequoyah High School, $5,000 for a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education project.
The grant award is a part of $800,000 in competitive STEM grants awarded to nearly 200 schools across TVA’s seven-state service territory.
The STEM monies will be used by SQHS to purchase other robots for the students to program and use in competitions, as well as purchasing green screen technology and 3-D printers.  The robots recently arrived and students are pictured holding the boxes and their operational robot, “Remar,” is also featured.
Across the valley, educators submitted projects large and small, to further their STEM education initiatives in the classroom.
“We are extremely proud of the initiative shown by the teachers and administrators at Sequoyah High School,” FLEC’s CEO Jarrod Brackett stated. “Sequoyah’s commitment to gaining their Tennessee STEM School Designation illustrates their passion for providing the necessary tools our young people need for future success,” Brackett continued.
The competitive grant program provided teachers an opportunity to apply for funding up to $5,000 and preference was given to grant applications that explored TVA’s primary areas of focus: environment, energy, economic and career development and community problem solving as well as pandemic related projects. Schools who receive grant funding must receive their power from a TVA distributor.
“Despite the new challenges Valley teacher’s faced in 2020, they are still focused on providing the best STEM education possible and have adjusted to new ways of teaching,” said Community Engagement Senior Program Manager Rachel Crickmar.  “I am proud of the partnerships we have built with these amazing educators across the Tennessee Valley over the past few years and are pleased to be able to provide some support through this program. Through the grants awarded this year, over 72,000 students will be directly impacted across the Valley.”
A full list of the grant recipients can be found at
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.
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(Pictured in the photo include:) 
Principal, Debi Tipton
Teacher, Justin Woody
Teacher, Bryan Williamson
               Hank Moore
               Juli Brackett
               Lynsey Gunter
               Hanna Carroll
               Elizabeth Phillips
               Brayden Woody
               Luke Ledford
               Grant Kimble
               Alise Needham
Jarrod Brackett CEO- FLEC
Chari Buckner- TVA

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