Four area women — LaShawn Draper, Kathryn Cieniewicz, Ariel Neumann and Adriana Pizzadili — received grants for continuing education from PEO International.

Each woman was sponsored by PEO Chapter L, Lewes.

The grants assisted these women in reaching their educational goals.

Draper earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice; Cieniewicz is a licensed physical therapist and completed course work to become a certified environmental access consultant; Neumann is pursuing a master’s degree in educational reform at Brown University; and Pizzadili has become a school psychologist after earning her master’s degree at Towson University.

The PEO Sisterhood, founded January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is a philanthropic and educational organization interested in bringing to women increased opportunities for higher education.

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