Mississippi Power Partners with Schools
Mississippi Power partners with local schools to make sure that their students learn about the importance of conservation.
Forty schools were awarded grants, receiving a portion of $15,000 set aside to assist teachers with lessons in environmental education. Among those who won grants was West Harrison High School.
West Harrison High School recently converted an old building, once used by the school’s archery program, into a green house where a special group of students has formed the Greenhouse Ground Breakers Club.
Environmental Specialist at Mississippi Power Patrick Chubb said, “The environment is very important to us all, to all citizens. That spirit of innovation really develops when they’re young, when they’re in high school.”
West Harrison High School special education teacher Pat Johnson said, “They’re learning job skills. They’re learning on the job. These are things that they’re going to carry with them when they go into the world of work. That no matter what job they’re in, there’s something here that they learn that they will be able to do when they get a job.”
This is the second year of Mississippi Power’s environmental education grant program.