Co-ops and Kenan Fellows Wow Crowd at N.C. State Football Game

Fans at an NC State football game recently joined electric cooperatives in celebrating the achievements of two outstanding local educators.

Kari Cobb of Northside High School and Daria Fedrick of Bragg Street Academy were recognized on the field at Carter-Finley Stadium during the October 6 game against Boston College for their work as Kenan Fellows with Jones-Onslow EMC of Jacksonville and Central Electric of Sanford.

Each educator spent several weeks last summer learning firsthand how cooperatives deliver power to members. Their takeaways will be integrated into lesson plans that will help students see how science, technology, engineering and math apply in the real world.

Electric cooperatives have partnered with the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership, based at NC State University, since 2014 to help make learning relevant for students and to support workforce development through excellence in education in local communities.

To find out more about the Kenan Fellows Program, visit the In the Community section of our website or