Phenix City teacher receives $1,000

A Phenix City School teacher will be awarded a grant from Alabama Power Service organization.

Kenneth Barnes, a sixth grade teacher at Phenix City Intermediate, will receive $1,000 to buy classroom materials and supplies during a presentation on Friday at noon at the school.

Barnes said he hasn't decided on exactly what he will buy with the grant, but it will be something to impact the student's experience in learning math, science and technology.

The Alabama Power Service Organization announced Tuesday that it will award grants to 16 public school teachers.

Candidates for the money were submitted by the state's public teacher colleges. Winners were selected by a committee that included education school deans.

Barnes received his bachelor of science in elementary education from Troy University — Phenix City. He is also vice president of the Russell County School Board and served in the U.S. Army for 21 years.