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Winners of PP&L, Inc.'s Safety Poster Contest Announced.

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- PP&L, Inc. has selected 31 winners from nearly 6,200 entries in this year's Electrical Safety Poster Contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade in schools throughout the company's delivery service area.

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For this year's popular contest, students created artwork around the theme "Stay Clear, Stay Safe - Electrical Safety Near Substations." They could use crayons, pencils, paints or computer-generated graphics.

The winners are:

Grades kindergarten through first:

Sarah Kornaski (grand prize), 1st grade, Holy Spirit School, Mt. Carmel; Vincent Castellani (1st place), 1st grade, Valley View School District, Archbald; and Elizabeth Cosgrove (honorable mention), 1st grade, St. Clare's, Scranton.

Second grade:

Michael Volciak (grand prize), Holy Spirit Academy, Hazleton; Kayla Jo Kauffman (1st place), Central Manor Elementary, Washington Boro; and Nicole Spevak (honorable mention), Holy Spirit Academy, Hazleton.

Third grade:

Hilary Westfall (grand prize), Notre Dame Elementary, East Stroudsburg; Christopher Tichy (1st place), Notre Dame Elementary, East Stroudsburg; and Elizabeth Czajkowski (honorable mention), St. Francis of Assisi, Allentown.

Fourth grade:

Jenna Taylor (grand prize), Dingman-Delaware Elementary, Dingman's Ferry; and Courtney Springfield (1st place), St. Joseph Regional Academy, Jim Thorpe.

Fifth grade:

Holly Woodley (grand prize), Abington Heights Middle School, Clarks Summit; Steven Kaprel (1st place), Slatington Elementary School, Slatington; and Brent McPeak (honorable mention), Holy Spirit, Mt. Carmel.

Sixth grade:

Hannah Carey (grand prize), Preston School, Lakewood; Sarah Simpkins (1st place), Annville-Cleona, Annville; and Amanda Tomsky (honorable mention), Fell Elementary, Simpson.

Seventh grade:

Jessica Schwartz (grand prize), Mechanicsburg Area Intermediate, Mechanicsburg; Blake Bonser (1st place), Pocono Mountain Intermediate School South, Swiftwater; Tara Hoffman (honorable mention), C. W. Rice Middle School, Northumberland.

Eighth grade:

Michele Altilio (grand prize), Conestoga Valley Middle School, Lancaster; Nick Andrejack (1st place), East Pennsboro Middle School, Enola; and Megan McGee (honorable mention), East Pennsboro Middle School, Enola.

Ninth Grade:

Molly Stametz (grand prize) and Kevin Major (1st place), both from Southern Columbia Area High School, Catawissa.

Grades 10 through 12:

Beth Delsite (grand prize), 12th grade, Southern Columbia Area High School, Catawissa; Andrea Velas, (1st place), 12th grade, Homeschool, Quakertown; and Cassie Creasy (honorable mention), 11th grade, Southern Columbia Area High School, Catawissa.

Computer graphics, grades sixth through eighth:

Jeff Camlet (grand prize), 6th grade, Notre Dame Elementary, East Stroudsburg

Computer graphics, grades nine through 12:

Jason Vander Duim (grand prize), and Nathan Frack (1st place), both 11th graders at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville.

PP&L, Inc.'s electrical safety poster contest has attracted thousands of educators and tens of thousands of students during its 14-year history. During the last three years, nearly 25,000 students have participated.

Prizes in the competition are five shares of PP&L Resources, Inc. (NYSE: PPL) stock for grand-prize winners, two shares for first place and one share for honorable mention.

The 12 grand-prize posters will be featured on PP&L, Inc.'s 2000 electrical safety poster calendar that is distributed to all participating schools.

Teachers of grand-prize winners will receive $50 from PP&L for instructional materials and supplies. And all teachers will receive a PP&L, Inc. fan, to let everyone know that they are a "Fan of Electrical Safety." The calendar and fan reinforce PP&L's electrical safety message throughout the year.

PP&L, Inc., (NYSE: PPL) a subsidiary of PP&L Resources, Inc., generates electricity; provides electric delivery services to 1.3 million customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania; and trades or markets wholesale energy in the United States and Canada.

See the company's Internet home page at for recent news releases and other information about PP&L, Inc.
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