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Delmarva Power Awards over $9,000 in Grants to Teachers

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Grants Support Energy-related School Projects

SALISBURY, Md. – Teachers from 15 schools in Maryland and Delaware have money to spend on energy-related lessons, thanks to Delmarva Power.

The utility recently awarded $9,197 in grants to support innovative school projects that focus on subjects such as energy conservation, renewable energy and several other topics.

The grant money will be used to purchase materials, conduct special lessons and create projects that typically are not supported by school funding.

“Delmarva Power is pleased to once again be able to provide financial support for activities that encourage students to take an interest in learning more about the connection between energy and the environment,” said John Allen, Delmarva Power Region Vice President. “We now have awarded more than $217,000 in grant money to area schools for energy-related projects over the last 22 years.”

Teachers in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and 10 counties in Maryland were eligible to apply for the grants.

Delmarva Power Mini-Grant Recipient List - 2012

Maryland Schools

Bennett Middle School – Salisbury
Contact: Laura Oakley
Project: Environmental Impact Awareness

St. Francis de Sales Catholic School – Salisbury
Contact: Debra Traum
Project: Rocket Launch

Northwestern Elementary School -- Mardela Springs
Contact: Melissa Echard
Project: Destination Conservation

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School – Berlin
Contact: Mark Record
Project: Field Trip/Solar Farm & MBS Energy Saving

Worcester Technical High School – Newark
Contact: Floyd Azbell, Jr.
Project: Control Board Trainer Improvements

North Caroline High School – Ridgely
Contact: Lisa Anderson
Project: Going Green Means Conservation, Recycling, Habitat Restoration and Education

Sudlersville Elementary School – Sudlersville
Contact: Mary W. Leventhal
Project: Energy Conservation – Participatory Workshops for Sudlersville Elementary Earth Day 2012

White Marsh Elementary School – Trappe
Contacts: Debra Thompson, Daniel Davis and Tracey Dickerson
Project: Environmental Impacts on Chesapeake Bay

Chapel District Elementary School – Cordova
Contact: Donna Midcap
Project: Green Energy

Easton Elementary School – Easton
Contact: Kim Johnson
Project: Environmentally Friendly Energy Services

Rising Sun High School – North East
Contact: David M. Sakers
Project: Construct Home Using Alternative Energy

Mount Aviat Academy – Childs
Contact: Mary Kate Fisher Shute
Project: Using Sunlight to Light at Night

Delaware Schools

Fred Fifer III Middle School – Camden
Contacts: John O. Wright III, Trevor Metz, Jamie Thompson, Dr. Jacqueline Hampton, Tegra Robinson
Projects: Science Enrichment, Science Literacy in the Classroom, Energy – An In-Depth Look

Milton Elementary School – Milton
Contact: Alison Selders
Project: Kalmar Nyckel Tall Ship Field Trip

Eagle’s Nest Christian Academy – Milton
Contacts: Sue Hancock, Jessica Hague, Shelly Stolle
Projects: Sun Power, How Does Electricity Work?, Putting Renewable Energy to Work

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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 and Maryland and over 124,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.