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Delmarva Power Awards $10,000 in Grants to Teachers

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Grants Support Energy- and Environmental-related School Projects

SALISBURY, Md.
- Delmarva Power recently awarded $10,000 to teachers from 16 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.

“These teachers are to be commended for coming up with ways to provide new academic challenges for their students,” said John Allen, Delmarva Power Region Vice President. “During these tough economic times, we are pleased to be able to continue to offer our monetary support for worthwhile educational projects.”

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 $227,000 in grant money to area schools for energy- and environmental-related projects over the last 23 years.

Delmarva Power Mini-Grant Recipient List

Maryland Schools

Bennett Middle School – Salisbury
Contact: Katy Seman
Project: Thinking and Doing Energy Audit

Centreville Middle School – Centreville
Contacts: Sean McCabe & Jody Bally
Projects: Bluebird Trail and Native Plantscaping

Chapel District Elementary School – Cordova
Contact: Donna Midcap
Project: Eco-friendly Toys

Charles H. Chipman Elementary School – Salisbury
Contact: Diana Churchman
Project: The Energy of Decay

Chesapeake City Elementary School – Chesapeake City
Contacts: January Vaughn and Delores Wooddell
Project: Protect Our Bay in Every Way

Mount Aviat Academy – Childs
Contacts: Judith Baker, Mary Kate Fisher Shute and Sister Audrey Francis Moran
Projects: Exploration in Renewable Energy, It’s Electric and Energy in the Round

Colonel Richardson High School – Federalsburg
Contact: Chad Shelly
Project: Cold Frame Construction Project

Pocomoke Middle School – Pocomoke
Contact: Karen McCabe
Project: Outdoor Classroom Legacy Project

Salisbury Middle School – Salisbury
Contact: April Todd
Project: Thinking and Doing Energy Audit

Worcester Preparatory School – Berlin
Contact: Lindsey MacWha and Jennifer Carron
Project: Alternative Energy and Power: Changing the Way We Think for the Future

Delaware Schools

Howard T. Ennis School – Georgetown
Contact: Buddy Snyder
Project: Greenhouse Restoration

North Laurel Elementary School – Laurel
Contact: Jodi Green
Project: Where Electricity is Generated

McIlvaine Early Childhood Center – Magnolia
Contact: Melanie Day
Project: Light Up Your Life!

Smyrna High School – Smyrna
Contacts: Jay Davis and Sarah Bell
Project: Alternative Energy Exploration and Igniting the Spark

Sunnyside Elementary School – Sunnyside
Contact: Erik Wilson
Project: Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show – Electricity

Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences – Georgetown
Contact: Debbie Fees
Project: Mission Possible – Going Green Inventions

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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 nearly 124,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.