Operation Round Up Presents Star Light Awards


The Baldwin County Electric Membership Charitable Foundation presented Star Light Awards to 42 teachers and school faculty members in 2019. Each of the winners received a grant to help them bring innovative projects and programs to their schools.

The grants were made possible by Baldwin EMC’s Operation Round Up program, which collects money for charitable causes by rounding up participating members’ electric bills to the next highest dollar amount.

This is the ninth year that Star Light Awards have been presented. The Baldwin County Electric Membership Charitable Foundation Board, which oversees Operation Round Up, created the program in 2011 to enrich learning at local schools.

Before being named a winner, each teacher or faculty member submitted an application describing his or her project for the board to review.

Star Light awards were presented to the following teachers in Gulf Shores:

• Gulf Shores Elementary School: Christy Weems

• Gulf Shores High School: Krista Marcum and Lynn Lowell

• Gulf Shores High School: Kristen Madsen

• Gulf Shores High School: Karen Pearson