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Pointe Coupee Electric provides 2013 educational mini-grants

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Iberville Parish school representatives recently received mini-grants from Pointe Coupee Electric Board of Directors Alton Smith, Jr., standing left, and Irvin Settoon, Sr., standing right.

NEW ROADS - Teachers whose schools are within a community served by Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Corporation (PCEMC) and whose students' homes or parents' businesses are served by PCEMC are eligible for educational grants under an educational program sponsored by the Co-op.

According to Joseph H. "Jodie" Cotten, general manager of the company, youth and education are a top priority of the Co-op. "Pointe Coupee Electric is totally committed to our members and continually strives to improve the quality of life in the communities in which we serve," Cotton said. "The welfare and education of the children naturally are some of our most important priorities."

To qualify for a donation, each adopted school must submit a written plan for an educational program that they would implement or expand. Only academic programs can qualify for one of these mini-grants.

PCEMC awarded approximately $7,000 in educational mini-grants to its adopted schools throughout Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge Parishes on Nov. 6.

The funds were presented to the school principals or school representatives in each of the three parishes.

Pointe Coupee Electric board of directors Peter Rumfola Jr., Irvin Settoon, Sr., George LaCour, Jr., and Alton Smith, Jr. presented grant checks to the following schools: Catholic High of Pointe Coupee, Chamberlin Elementary, Crescent Elementary & Jr. High, Devall Middle School, False River Academy, Holy Family Elementary School, Livonia High School, Plaquemine High School, Port Allen High School, Pointe Coupee Central High School, Rougon Elementary, St. John Elementary School, Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary and Valverda Elementary.

For more information on our educational programs, call the Pointe Coupee Electric Member Services Department at 225-638-3751 or 1-800-738-7232.