6/24/2013
Appalachian Power Awards Grants to Schools

Appalachian Power has awarded more than $53,000 to schools in its service area as part of the company’s robotics and teacher vision grant programs.The robotics grant initiative is one of several company-wide programs to support Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education.

“Appalachian Power is critically aware of the need for strong science and technology education programs,” said Mark Dempsey, external affairs vice president.  “We are proud to help students as they pursue firsthand experiences in science and technology and explore career opportunities.”

The teacher vision grant program was launched in 2003 to provide aid ranging from $100 to $500 to classroom teachers.  “These grants are designed to reward the talents and creativity of Pre-K through grade 12 educators devoted to motivating youth to think creatively, to step into leadership roles and to address the challenges of the future,” Dempsey said.

Appalachian Power has a special interest in science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety and the balanced study of energy and the environment. 

Information on the programs can be found at www.usfirst.org for robotics and www.aep.com/go/education for teacher vision.

Appalachian Power has 1 million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee (as AEP Appalachian Power). It is a unit of American Electric Power, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5.3 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a 40,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.

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VA Robotics grant recipients

Liberty Christian Academy

Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science and Technology

Shoemaker Elementary

Timberlake Christian Schools

Gate City High School

VA Teacher Vision grant recipients

Fallon Park Elementary School

Forest Middle School

Gate City Middle School

Independence Secondary School

Lebanon Elementary School

Lebanon Middle School

Marion Senior High School

Monelison Middle School

Northside High School

Rural Retreat Middle School

WV Robotics grant recipients

Chapmanville Middle School

Chapmanville Regional High School

Charleston Catholic High School

Lincoln County Gifted Program

Logan Middle School

Logan High School

Man High School

Man Middle School

Mingo Central High School

Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center

St. Joseph Grade School

Wayne High School

Winfield High School

WV Teacher Vision grant recipients

Beale Elementary School

Buffalo Elementary School

Center McMechen Elementary

Confidence Elementary

George Washington Elementary

George Washington High School

Hurricane High School

John Marshall High School

Poca Middle School

St. James and John School

West Teays Elementary School

Winfield Middle School

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