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Delmarva Power Awards Nearly $8K in Teacher Grants

Friday, May 18, 2007

Grants support energy-related school projects

SALISBURY, Md. – From field trips to elaborate science projects, many teachers on the Delmarva Peninsula now have some extra money to spend on lessons about energy thanks to Delmarva Power.

The utility company recently awarded $7,842 in grants to support innovative school projects that focus on energy-related issues such as wise energy use, local energy resources, electric safety and several other topics.

The grant money can be used toward purchasing materials, conducting special lessons, taking field trips and implementing special classroom projects that are not typically supported by school funding.

“These teachers are to be commended for seeking ways to provide new academic challenges for their students,” said John Allen, vice president, Delmarva Power. “We are pleased to be able to provide some financial assistance to help students broaden their educational experience.”

Grant applications were made available last October to teachers in Sussex and Kent counties in Delaware, Cecil and Harford counties in Maryland and in the eastern shore counties of Maryland and Virginia.

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and over 118,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .

CONTACT PERSON NAME OF SCHOOL CITY STATE GRANT TITLE GRANT AMOUNT
Daniel Hoffman Indian River High School Dagsboro DE Electricity In Construction And Conservation 496.00
Annette Jarvis Georgetown Elementary School Georgetown DE Environmental Impacts On Our Ecosystem 200.00
Kristina Gunderson The Jefferson School Georgetown DE Explorations In Magnetism And Electricity 499.00
Patricia Truitt, Leroy M. Travers, Nancy S. Brown, Jodi Green, Heather Johnson, Phyllis Donovan, Jamie Knapp and Gina Voges North Laurel Elementary Laurel DE Discovering Where Electricity Is Generated 1,500.00
Dr. Fred Spurlock Worcester Preparatory School Berlin MD Energy Conservation Awareness 500.00
Daniel Insley Dorchester County School of Technology Cambridge MD Standby Power System 462.00
Mary Bartsch Immaculate Conception Elkton MD Power House 500.00
Debra Giles Pocomoke Elementary School Pocomoke City MD Energy Busters 495.00
Jay Davis Caroline Career & Technology Center Ridgely MD Advanced Wiring In Agricultural Structures 500.00
Steve Howland Caroline Career & Technology Center Ridgely MD Wiring For Commercial Circuits To The NEC Code 500.00
Julie Layton Beaver Run Salisbury MD Assateague Field Trip 500.00
Melissa Metzger Beaver Run Salisbury MD Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip 500.00
Donald S. Luebbecke Kent County High School Worton MD Alternative Sources Of Electrical Energy 500.00
Rikki Sterrett Northampton Cooperative Extension Service Exmore VA Hands-on Electricity Activities 492.00
Jillian Stabler Metompkin Elementary School Parksley VA Recycling Paper 198.00