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For Immediate Release
Grants Support Energy-related School Projects
SALISBURY , Md . -Teachers from 24 schools in Maryland and Delaware have money to spend on energy-related lessons thanks to Delmarva Power.
The utility company recently awarded $10,338 in grants to support school projects that focus on issues such as energy conservation, recycling, renewable energy and several other topics.
The grant money can be used toward purchasing materials, conducting special lessons and implementing special classroom projects that are not typically supported by school funding.
"I'm thrilled that Delmarva Power is able to provide financial support for projects that provide new academic challenges for students," said John Allen, Vice President, Delmarva Power. "Today's students are our future business leaders, so it's important for Delmarva Power to support educating-enhancing projects."
Grant applications were made available to teachers in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and 10 counties in Maryland. Delmarva Power has awarded approximately $198,000 in grant money to local schools for energy-related projects over the last 20 years.
*** See mini-grant recipient list on pages 2, 3& 4.
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to nearly 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .
Delmarva Power Mini-Grant Recipient List Maryland Schools
Alexan D. Dargan
Beaver Run Elementary School
Salisbury , MD Grant Title: Renewable Technologies and Assateague Wildlife
Wicomico Day School
Salisbury , MD
Grant Title: Understanding Alternative Energy
David Gell and Matther Record
Snow Hill Elementary School
Snow Hill , MD
Grant Title: Making Energy Conservation a Daily Habit
Somerset Intermediate School
Westover , MD
Grant Title: Sun or Wind for Somerset?
Stephen Decatur High School
Berlin , MD
Grant Title: Wind Energy and Cargo Plane Challenges
Worcester Preparatory School
Grant Title: Alternative Energy Use
Chapel District Elementary
Cordova , MD
Grant Title: Brilliant Bottle Boats!
Nancy Lasher and Mary O'Shea
The Country School
Easton , MD
Grant Title: Solar Energy Study
St. Michaels Middle High School
St. Michaels , MD
Grant Title: Green Energy - What, Why, How, How Much?
John Paul Adkins
Worcester Technical High School
Newark , MD
Grant Title: Installation of a 100 Amp Service with Branch Circuits in a New Home
North Caroline High School
Ridgely, MDGrant Title: Lights Out
John B. Coffey
Grant Title: Green School 2009
Nancy Hopa and Nicole Watkins
Stevensville Middle School
Stevensville , MD
Grant Title: Who Has Seen the Wind: Exploring Alternate Energies
Leeds Elementary School
Elkton , MD
Grant Title: Increase the Wattage, Increase the Heat
Immaculate Conception School
Grant Title: Alternative Sources of Electricity: Wind Power
Cecil County School of Technology
North East, MD
Grant Title: Your Role in the Green Environment
Grant Title: Recycling Kids
Holy Cross Elementary
Dover , DE
Grant Title: Investigating Solar Power
Booker T. Washington Elementary School
Grant Title: Saving Energy: It's in the Bag!
Sussex Central High School
Georgetown , DE
Grant Title: Shredding for Bedding
Delmarva Christian High School
Grant Title: Relationship between Electricity and Magnetism
St. Thomas More
Grant Title: Alternative Energy and YOU
McIlvaine Early Childhood Center
Grant Title: Socket to Me
Smyrna Elementary School
Smyrna , DE
Grant Title: Recycling Program
Smyrna High School