• Delmarva Power Awards $10,000 in Grants to Teachers

    Feb 19, 2014

    Grants Support Energy- and Environmental-related Projects

    SALISBURY, Md. - Delmarva Power this evening awarded $10,000 to teachers from 19 schools in Maryland and Delaware to spend on energy- and environmental-related lessons.

    Grants of up to $500 were given to support projects that enhance students’ education about such topics as energy conservation, renewable energy and environmental awareness. The money will be used to buy materials, conduct special lessons and implement projects that usually are not supported by school funding.

    “We want to recognize these teachers for coming up with creative projects that will hopefully spur their students’ interest in learning more about energy and its connection to our environment,” said John Allen, Delmarva Power Region Vice President. “Many teachers and students have benefitted from our mini-grant awards over the last several years and once again we are pleased to be able to continue our monetary support for worthwhile educational activities.”

    Teachers in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and 10 counties in Maryland were eligible to apply for the grants. Delmarva Power has awarded more than $237,000 in grant money to area schools for energy- and environmental-related projects over the last 24 years.

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    Delmarva Power Mini-Grant Recipient List

    Maryland Schools

    Cecil County School of Technology – North East
    Contact: Frederick Webster
    Project: Solar House Project

    Chapel District Elementary School – Cordova
    Contact: Donna Midcap
    Project: Hot! Hot! Hot! Cooking and Heating the Solar Way

    Darlington Elementary School – Darlington
    Contact: Theresa Foggo
    Project: Energy Based School-wide Project

    Elkton Middle School – Elkton
    Contact: Sheri L. Legg
    Project: Build and Test a Model Solar House

    Gunston Day School – Centreville
    Contact: Emily Beck
    Project: Tidal Energy Design/Build

    Kent School – Chestertown
    Contact: Pam Deringer
    Project: Energy Solutions

    North Caroline High School – Ridgely
    Contact: Lisa Anderson
    Project: We only get one earth; let’s learn how to take care of it!

    North Dorchester High School – Hurlock
    Contact: Suzann Zdunowski
    Project: Solar Sprint Car Design

    Snow Hill Elementary School – Snow Hill
    Contact: David Gell
    Project: Bridging the Gap: School to Home Energy Conservation

    Somerset Intermediate School – Westover
    Contact: Patricia Ann Benner
    Project: Accentuate the Positive!

    Somerset Intermediate School – Westover
    Contact: Pamela South
    Project: On the Road Again! – After School Robotics Program

    Sudlersville Elementary School – Sudlersville
    Contact: Dr. Mary Leventhal
    Project: S.E.S. Earth Day 2014

    The Salisbury School – Salisbury
    Contact: John Egan
    Project: Wise Energy Use & Evaluation

    Worcester Technical High School – Newark
    Contact: Edward Stough
    Project: School Energy Reduction


    Delaware Schools

    Delmarva Christian High School – Georgetown
    Contact: Bob Bennett
    Project: Renewable Energy

    East Dover Elementary School – Dover
    Contact: Shannon R.H. Adote
    Project: Super Science/Math Day

    Lighthouse Christian School – Dagsboro
    Contact: Krista Schirmer
    Project: Science

    Lighthouse Christian School – Dagsboro
    Contact: Chelina Tirrell
    Project: Updating Science Module

    Lulu M. Ross Elementary School – Milford
    Contact: Karen Fitzpatrick
    Project: From Their Home to Ours in the Cycle of Life and Energy

    Smyrna High School – Smyrna
    Contact: Sara Bell
    Project: Solar Power in Agriculture

    Smyrna High School – Smyrna
    Contact: Jay Davis
    Project: Energy Planning in Structures

    Sussex Academy of the Arts and Sciences – Georgetown
    Contact: Tim Sage
    Project: Gone with the Wind: Is It Really Free?