For Immediate Release
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
Cecil County School of Technology - North EastContact: Frederick WebsterProject: Solar House Project
Chapel District Elementary School - CordovaContact: Donna MidcapProject: Hot! Hot! Hot! Cooking and Heating the Solar Way
Darlington Elementary School - DarlingtonContact: Theresa FoggoProject: Energy Based School-wide Project
Elkton Middle School - ElktonContact: Sheri L. LeggProject: Build and Test a Model Solar House
Gunston Day School - CentrevilleContact: Emily BeckProject: Tidal Energy Design/Build
Kent School - ChestertownContact: Pam DeringerProject: Energy Solutions
North Caroline High School - RidgelyContact: Lisa AndersonProject: We only get one earth; let's learn how to take care of it!
North Dorchester High School - HurlockContact: Suzann ZdunowskiProject: Solar Sprint Car Design
Snow Hill Elementary School - Snow HillContact: David GellProject: Bridging the Gap: School to Home Energy Conservation
Somerset Intermediate School - WestoverContact: Patricia Ann Benner Project: Accentuate the Positive!
Somerset Intermediate School - WestoverContact: Pamela SouthProject: On the Road Again! - After School Robotics Program
Sudlersville Elementary School - SudlersvilleContact: Dr. Mary LeventhalProject: S.E.S. Earth Day 2014
The Salisbury School - SalisburyContact: John EganProject: Wise Energy Use & Evaluation
Worcester Technical High School - NewarkContact: Edward StoughProject: School Energy Reduction
Delmarva Christian High School - GeorgetownContact: Bob BennettProject: Renewable Energy
East Dover Elementary School - DoverContact: Shannon R.H. AdoteProject: Super Science/Math Day
Lighthouse Christian School - DagsboroContact: Krista SchirmerProject: Science
Lighthouse Christian School - DagsboroContact: Chelina TirrellProject: Updating Science Module
Lulu M. Ross Elementary School - MilfordContact: Karen FitzpatrickProject: From Their Home to Ours in the Cycle of Life and Energy
Smyrna High School - SmyrnaContact: Sara BellProject: Solar Power in Agriculture
Smyrna High School - SmyrnaContact: Jay DavisProject: Energy Planning in Structures
Sussex Academy of the Arts and Sciences - GeorgetownContact: Tim SageProject: Gone with the Wind: Is It Really Free?