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For Immediate Release


Delmarva Power Awards $10,000 in Grants to Teachers

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?

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