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Federal Donation Helps Local School Get Wired

Marking History at Local Landmark

Sep 20 2003

Sen. Carper's Kent County Schedule
Monday, September 22nd
Dover/Clayton - Senator Tom Carper will spend Monday, September 22nd in Kent County. He will begin his day surfing environmental sites on the information super-highway with students at the Academy of Dover Charter School. The Environmental Protection Agency donated 10 computers to the school through its computer-recycling program. The EPA is constantly upgrading computers, and officials there believe one of the best ways to recycle is through donation. The EPA donated several hundred computers to schools and community centers throughout the region. On Monday, Senator Carper will also be the keynote speaker at the dedication of a National Register of Historic Places marker at St. Joseph's at Providence Creek in Clayton. St. Joseph's at Providence Creek is noted for its historical importance as an industrial and agricultural school that once focused on educating underprivileged boys. It is also known for the Chapel's architecture, a sophisticated example of an Italianate style, basilica-form church, expressed in wood and built in 1896. The school was closed in the early 1970s. In 1997, a small group of local citizens founded St. Joseph's at Providence Creek as a nonprofit organization dedicated to reviving the property and returning it to service in the community. Continuing the century-old tradition of education, this is the second year of operation for the Providence Creek Academy. Monday, September 22, 2003 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Computer Donation, Academy of Dover Charter School 104 Saulsbury Road, Dover 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Dedication of Historical Marker, St. Joseph's at Providence Creek 355 West Duck Creek Road, Clayton