April 17, 2003, Atlanta, GA - SCANA Energy's Homework Center at Pepperell Elementary in Rome is holding its first Teacher-Student Recognition Day on Wednesday, April 23. The event, which will begin at 3:15 p.m., will be held in the homework center at 270 Hughes Dairy Road.
Now in its fourth year of operation at Pepperell, the SCANA Energy Homework Center will recognize the accomplishments of its teacher, Mandy Brackett, as well as the academic achievements of its most improved students. "As part of SCANA Energy's ongoing commitment to the communities we serve in Georgia, we are proud to continue our support of the educational efforts in Rome and are pleased to recognize the teachers and students of Pepperell with this extraordinary day," said Terry Brown, SCANA Energy regional manager for the north Georgia area.
SCANA Energy Homework Centers provide a safe and structured study environment where students can complete their class assignments and learn proper study skills. One certified teacher operates the homework center at Pepperell. In addition to the certified teacher, SCANA Energy also provides funds for supplemental snacks and student incentives. The homework center at Pepperell operates from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The center serves 25 fourth-and fifth-grade students.
SCANA Energy currently sponsors six homework centers in Georgia. The company adopted the award-winning program from its South Carolina-based parent company, SCANA Corporation. In addition to Georgia and South Carolina, SCANA operates homework centers in North Carolina.
SCANA Energy, serving approximately 400,000 customers in Georgia, is the second-largest marketer of natural gas in Georgia.