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  • FirstEnergy Awards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Grants to 18 Teachers in Northeast Ohio
    Community Learning Center Akron How to use electricity to light a light bulb Merrick Potter The Next Frontier Academy Akron Use the school s greenhouse to grow plants hydroponically and sell them Sam Crews National Inventors Hall of Fame School Akron Design and run a school recycling project Sharon Kaffen National Inventors Hall of Fame School Akron Learning monitoring as part of the scientific process Tracy Braho East Community Learning Center Akron Make and evaluate chemical mock pies Amy Ginn Kristen Graley and Sally Mellinger Applewood Elementary School Brunswick Interactive Kindergarten unit on measurement of height weight length and speed Maria Kolodziej Garfield Heights Middle School Garfield Heights Using simple machines and electricity to build a contraption that will lift a golf ball 10 centimeters Cristina Jones Lake Middle School Hartville Build and race solar powered cars Wendy Nelson Cloverleaf High School Lodi Building circuits to light a light bulb Cecilia Lange and Dominic Lariccia Struthers Elementary School Struthers Explore ways to reduce the school s electricity bills Sharon R Ragan Chaney STEM Academy Youngstown Design and create a model of a shed using sustainable materials Benjamin Dooley Chaney STEM Academy Youngstown Design build and use miniature functional computers Jason Freudenberg and Danielle Chine Austintown Middle School Youngstown Build a windmill and a stationary bicycle that can power a dynamo FirstEnergy has long supported educational activities in communities served by our Illuminating Company and Ohio Edison utilities particularly those that encourage students to pursue careers in the critical fields of science technology engineering and mathematics said Dennis Chack FirstEnergy president of Ohio Operations We are pleased to provide assistance to several STEM projects this year that support our students schools and educators as they work to help build a strong workforce for the future FirstEnergy offers grants up to 500

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  • FirstEnergy Awards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Grants to Eleven West Penn Power Area Teachers
    grants will be used for a variety of hands on projects workshops and teacher development programs throughout the school year Grant winners their schools and projects are Brett Bielewicz Heritage Elementary School Murrysville Design and build a school garden Paula Giran Hillcrest Intermediate School North Huntingdon Learn about solar power and build and use a solar oven Sue Mellon Cathy Restauri Rebecca Bachman Colfax Elementary School Springdale Learning finch robot programming language Jenn Landsberg Franklin Regional Middle School Murrysville Hummingbird robot building to learn engineering and robotics Sharon Baillie Burgettstown Middle High School Burgettstown Using food preparation safety and storage to learn math and science concepts Lenni Nedley and Joshua Nicklow Ringgold Middle School Finleyville Exploration of circuits and switches to build a game box Nick Arico Charleroi Area High School Charleroi Building a working drone Brandon Botzer Trinity Area High School Washington Design and build a rocket that will ascend 250 meters FirstEnergy has long supported educational activities in our communities particularly those that encourage students to pursue careers in the critical fields of science technology engineering and mathematics said David McDonald regional president of West Penn Power We are pleased to provide assistance to several STEM projects this year that support our students schools and educators as they work to help build a strong workforce for the future FirstEnergy offers grants up to 500 to individual teachers and administrators at schools served by its electric utility operating companies and in communities where it has facilities Grant recipients are recommended by local educators who make up FirstEnergy s Educational Advisory Council As part of the program recipients must furnish a written summary and evaluation of their projects that can be shared with other educators in FirstEnergy s service area West Penn Power serves approximately 720 000 customers in 24

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  • Five Teachers in Penelec Area Awarded Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Grants
    2014 Five area teachers have been awarded Science Technology Engineering and Math STEM grants by FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE in its Penelec utility service area The grants will be used for a variety of hands on projects workshops and teacher development programs throughout the school year Grant winners their schools and projects are Andrew Burt Mercyhurst Preparatory School Erie Producing electricity from water draining through downspouts Alexandra Cooper North Penn Liberty Jr Sr High School Liberty Examining water quality and energy production Cathleen Alexander Liberty Elementary School Liberty Build and test windmill blade designs Julie Weaver Miller Elementary School Mansfield Design and build an outdoor energy learning space Elyse Uhlig Ferndale Area Elementary School Johnstown Learning about probability and managing time and money FirstEnergy has long supported educational activities in our communities particularly those that encourage students to pursue careers in the critical fields of science technology engineering and mathematics said Scott Wyman regional president of Penelec We are pleased to provide assistance to several STEM projects this year that support our students schools and educators as they work to help build a strong workforce for the future FirstEnergy offers grants up to 500 to individual teachers and administrators at schools served by its electric utility operating companies and in communities where it has facilities Grant recipients are recommended by local educators who make up FirstEnergy s Educational Advisory Council As part of the program recipients must furnish a written summary and evaluation of their projects that can be shared with other educators in FirstEnergy s service area Penelec serves approximately 600 000 customers in 31 Pennsylvania counties Visit FirstEnergy on the web at www firstenergycorp com and follow Penelec on Twitter Penelec and on Facebook at www facebook com PenelecElectric FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety

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  • Penelec Announces "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Photo Contest
    Penelec Announces Merry Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest Topics Penelec ERIE Pa Dec 2 2014 Pennsylvania Electric Company Penelec invites customers to show off their best and brightest outdoor holiday light displays by entering its Merry Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest Participants can enter by submitting a photo of their home s outdoor holiday lights at the Penelec Facebook page www facebook com PenelecElectric until Dec 21 Up to 10 finalists will be selected by Penelec based on criteria such as creativity and volume of lights Finalists photos will be posted on Facebook for public voting from Dec 22 until Jan 4 The grand prize winner will receive a 250 Visa gift card and the first prize winner will receive a 100 gift card For more information including complete contest rules visit the Penelec Facebook page The Merry Bright contest is open only to Penelec customers who are legal residents of Pennsylvania and who are at least 18 years of age Only one entry per household will be accepted Employees and family members of FirstEnergy Penelec or its advertising agency are not eligible Penelec is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE and serves approximately 600 000 customers in 31

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  • JCP&L Announces "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Photo Contest
    Career Paths Student Opportunities Military Hiring Process Search Jobs Newsroom Home News Releases Company Profile Outage Information Media Contacts Social Media Newsroom Home News Releases JCP L Announces Merry JCP L Announces Merry Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest Topics JCP L MORRISTOWN N J Dec 2 2014 For the second year Jersey Central Power Light JCP L invites customers to show off their best and brightest outdoor holiday light displays by entering its Merry Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest Participants can enter by submitting a photo of their home s outdoor holiday lights at the JCP L Facebook page www facebook com JCPandL until Dec 21 Up to 10 finalists will be selected by JCP L based on criteria such as creativity and volume of lights Finalists photos will be posted on Facebook for public voting from Dec 22 until Jan 4 The grand prize winner will receive a 250 Visa gift card and the first prize winner will receive a 100 gift card For more information including complete contest rules visit the JCP L Facebook page The Merry Bright contest is open only to JCP L customers who are legal residents of New Jersey and who are at least 18 years of age Only one entry per household will be accepted Employees and family members of FirstEnergy JCP L or its advertising agency are not eligible JCP L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE and serves 1 1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington Essex Hunterdon Mercer Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Somerset Sussex Union and Warren Follow JCP L on Twitter JCP L on Facebook at www facebook com JCPandL or online at www jcp l com www firstenergycorp com CONTACT Ron Morano 973 401 8097 FirstEnergy Home About FirstEnergy Newsroom Investors Social

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  • Met-Ed Announces "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Photo Contest
    Contest Topics Met Ed READING Pa Dec 2 2014 For the second year Metropolitan Edison Company Met Ed invites customers to show off their best and brightest outdoor holiday light displays by entering its Merry Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest Participants can enter by submitting a photo of their home s outdoor holiday lights at the Met Ed Facebook page www facebook com MetEdElectric until Dec 21 Up to 10 finalists will be selected by Met Ed based on criteria such as creativity and volume of lights Finalists photos will be posted on Facebook for public voting from Dec 22 until Jan 4 The grand prize winner will receive a 250 Visa gift card and the first prize winner will receive a 100 gift card For more information including complete contest rules visit the Met Ed Facebook page The Merry Bright contest is open only to Met Ed customers who are legal residents of Pennsylvania and who are at least 18 years of age Only one entry per household will be accepted Employees and family members of FirstEnergy Met Ed or its advertising agency are not eligible Met Ed is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE and serves approximately

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  • Holiday Lighting Safety Reminder from FirstEnergy
    hope you will enjoy this festive season with family and friends while also remembering a few tips to ensure your holiday lighting displays remain safe throughout the season Outdoor Lighting Safety Check all lights for frayed wires or areas where insulation has pulled away from plugs or sockets Discard and replace any damaged light strings Take extra care using a ladder to install lights avoid contact with overhead wires and make sure the ladder is placed on solid level ground that isn t slippery Ensure that tacks or nails used to hold light strings do not pierce any insulation on wires or light sockets Use only extension cords that are approved for outdoor use These cords must meet rigorous safety standards that indoor cords may not meet Outdoor lights inflatables and other decorations should be plugged into outlets protected by ground fault interrupters Place outdoor lights on a timer or turn them off before you go to bed Indoor Lighting Safety Inspect all light strings and cords for any damage including frayed wires or insulation that has pulled away from light sockets or plugs Also check for chewing or scratching damage if you have pets in the house Discard and replace any damaged light strings Live trees should be kept well watered No more than three strings of standard indoor lights should be connected to any extension cord Make sure cords are placed where they won t be stepped on kinked or pose a tripping hazard Lights should not be permitted to touch drapes furniture or carpeting Lights should be turned off overnight and when no one is home Additional holiday safety information is available at https www firstenergycorp com help safety safe holiday decorating html For more details about keeping safe around electricity local groups can request a presentation

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  • Akron and Cleveland Students Take Polar Express Train Ride Courtesy of the FirstEnergy Foundation
    Train Ride Courtesy of the FirstEnergy Foundation Two Train Cars Allow Students to Experience Holiday Tradition Topics Community FirstEnergy Foundation AKRON Ohio Nov 25 2014 The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated 6 300 to send students from Akron and Cleveland on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad s Polar Express train ride December 1 Students also will receive a copy of the book The Polar Express before their trip to the North Pole The Akron students are all participants in the AkronReads Program and the students from Cleveland participate in programs at Cleveland Division of Recreation facilities across the city The Polar Express has become a signature holiday experience for children in Northeast Ohio said Dee Lowery president of the FirstEnergy Foundation We re thrilled to be able to provide this opportunity to more students in the region The trip includes a reading of the children s Christmas book hot chocolate cookies and a visit from Santa to each train car The students are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the evening and all on board will be invited to sing Christmas Carols AkronReads is dedicated to helping elementary students in the Akron Public Schools gain valuable academic opportunities by helping them to improve basic reading skills and fostering a love of reading The program brings together corporate partners and volunteers to provide tutoring positive support and one on one attention students may not otherwise get in a typical teaching environment The Cleveland Division of Recreation provides cultural recreational and athletic experiences for all ages and interest groups Recreational programs and swimming are free for City of Cleveland residents The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE and provides support to non profit tax exempt health and human services agencies educational organizations cultural and arts programs and institutions and

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