Toccoa Elementary Up For Grant

A Stephens County elementary school is in the running for a grant from a major U.S. company.

Toccoa Elementary School has been nominated for a grant from the Clorox Company’s “Power a Bright Future” program.

According to the program’s website, “Power a Bright Future” celebrates all activities, from academic to extracurricular and seeks nominations for grants to provide resources to school programs that give children an opportunity to grow and develop.

There will be a total of 7 grants given away this year, four based on votes and three based on judge’s pick. The school with the most votes overall will receive $50,000, while the schools with the most votes in each of three categories listed as play, create, and explore will each receive $25,000. Finally, Clorox will then review all nominations and pick one from each category based on merit to award $25,000.

Toccoa Elementary has been nominated in the “play” category for a grant to create a place to promote physical activity and fun.

From now through December 19, adults and students age 13 and older can register at to vote once a day for Toccoa Elementary School.

Votes can also be sent once a day by text message by texting 1499pbf to 95248.