PPL and Pennsylvania Department of Education To Host Annual High School Debate Championship

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from PPL Corporation

    ALLENTOWN, Pa., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Six teams from four Pennsylvania
 high schools will compete April 19 in Harrisburg in the final round of the
 2001 High School Debates, co-hosted by PPL.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19981015/PHTH025 )
     Two teams each from Meyers (Wilkes-Barre) and Elk Lake and teams from
 Susquehanna Community and Lake Wallenpaupack will debate a water quality issue
 in the House of Representatives' chambers in the Pennsylvania Capitol.
     "PPL has supported these debates to promote education and environmental
 awareness, and stimulate young minds by presenting high school students with a
 complex issue to analyze and debate," said Larry Sparta, PPL's education
 relations director.  "We're proud to provide this hands-on learning
 opportunity."
     Teams will debate whether sources of water pollution that can't be traced
 to a specific location, such as farm fields, should be regulated to the same
 extent as sources originating at a distinct location, such as an industrial
 site.
     PPL (NYSE:   PPL) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education sponsor the
 annual event.  Teams start preparing at the beginning of the school year and
 then face off in a preliminary competition.  Six teams are selected to advance
 to the finals.
     Sparta and Dr. Patricia Vathis, director of the state Department of
 Education's Office of Environment and Ecology, will give opening remarks at
 9:15 a.m.
     This year's keynote address, "Success in the 21st Century," will be given
 at about 2 p.m. by U.S. Rep. Todd Platts, R-York.
     The teams will open the first round at 9:45 a.m., the second round will
 begin at 11 a.m. and the final round starts at 1:15 p.m.  The winner and
 runner-up teams will receive trophies and medals.  A most valuable debater
 also will be named, and all participants will receive certificates from PPL.
     About 50 judges from business, industry, government and education will
 select the winner and runner-up teams.
     For more information, call Sparta at 610-774-6914 or write him at
 lcsparta@pplweb.com.
 
     PPL Corp., headquartered in Allentown, Pa., generates electricity at power
 plants in Pennsylvania, Maine and Montana; markets wholesale or retail energy
 in 42 U.S. states and Canada; and delivers electricity to nearly 6 million
 customers in Pennsylvania, in the United Kingdom and in Latin America.
 
 

SOURCE PPL Corporation
    ALLENTOWN, Pa., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Six teams from four Pennsylvania
 high schools will compete April 19 in Harrisburg in the final round of the
 2001 High School Debates, co-hosted by PPL.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19981015/PHTH025 )
     Two teams each from Meyers (Wilkes-Barre) and Elk Lake and teams from
 Susquehanna Community and Lake Wallenpaupack will debate a water quality issue
 in the House of Representatives' chambers in the Pennsylvania Capitol.
     "PPL has supported these debates to promote education and environmental
 awareness, and stimulate young minds by presenting high school students with a
 complex issue to analyze and debate," said Larry Sparta, PPL's education
 relations director.  "We're proud to provide this hands-on learning
 opportunity."
     Teams will debate whether sources of water pollution that can't be traced
 to a specific location, such as farm fields, should be regulated to the same
 extent as sources originating at a distinct location, such as an industrial
 site.
     PPL (NYSE:   PPL) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education sponsor the
 annual event.  Teams start preparing at the beginning of the school year and
 then face off in a preliminary competition.  Six teams are selected to advance
 to the finals.
     Sparta and Dr. Patricia Vathis, director of the state Department of
 Education's Office of Environment and Ecology, will give opening remarks at
 9:15 a.m.
     This year's keynote address, "Success in the 21st Century," will be given
 at about 2 p.m. by U.S. Rep. Todd Platts, R-York.
     The teams will open the first round at 9:45 a.m., the second round will
 begin at 11 a.m. and the final round starts at 1:15 p.m.  The winner and
 runner-up teams will receive trophies and medals.  A most valuable debater
 also will be named, and all participants will receive certificates from PPL.
     About 50 judges from business, industry, government and education will
 select the winner and runner-up teams.
     For more information, call Sparta at 610-774-6914 or write him at
 lcsparta@pplweb.com.
 
     PPL Corp., headquartered in Allentown, Pa., generates electricity at power
 plants in Pennsylvania, Maine and Montana; markets wholesale or retail energy
 in 42 U.S. states and Canada; and delivers electricity to nearly 6 million
 customers in Pennsylvania, in the United Kingdom and in Latin America.
 
 SOURCE  PPL Corporation