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Central High School Teachers Awarded Bright Ideas Grants

Central High School Agriculture teacher Nikhol Dysart with her students and representatives from Carroll EMC. Nikhol is the recipient of a Carroll EMC Bright Ideas Grant. Her award will help fund fencing on school property for raising cattle in the coming years.

Pictured is Central High School English teacher Jamie Biddle with his students and Carroll EMC representatives. Jamie was awarded a Carroll EMC Bright Ideas Grant for the purpose of purchasing classroom sets (30) of three (3) books to promote diversity through literature. Each of the novels are collections of short stories that focus on the beliefs and cultures of characters who embrace their rich heritage while attempting to adjust to the way-of-life in America. The new reading material will help students better understand and empathize with people of other beliefs, cultures, and nationalities when they take World Literature classes.

The three (3) novels are:
That Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria). A collection of 12 short stories.

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Indian-American). A Pulitzer Prize-winning collection (2000) of nine (9) short stories.

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Vietnamese-American). A collection of eight (8) short stories. 

Pictured is Central High School Nurse Lorie Startup and Guidance Counselor Dr. Donna Simpson with Carroll EMC representatives. Lorie and Donna teamed up to apply for a Bright Ideas Grant in order to purchase laptop computers for students needing Hospital Homebound services. These students will now have the opportunity and the availability of computer technology for their homebound period. 

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Linda has been a Carroll County Schools educator since 1995 and currently serves as Central High School’s Media Specialist. In addition, she is a certified fitness instructor with One Life Atlanta Fitness and teaches part-time with the University of West Georgia.