A first-year teacher in Enterprise has received a prestigious honor from Alabama Power.
Jennifer Edwards is one of just 16 rookie teachers state-wide receiving a $1,000 - grant from the public utility.
Edwards teaches 4th-grade at Pinedale Elementary School in Enterprise.
The money is designated to buy teaching materials.
The Dothan native graduated from Troy University last year and several of her college professors submitted her name for the award.
An Alabama Power press release states that the grants is the utility's way of encouraging young educators in the classroom.