Ohio Energy Project Celebrates Student Leadership in Westerville with National Award


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Solutions to today’s energy challenges are being developed in classrooms and homes around Westerville. The Ohio Energy Project’s annual Youth Energy Celebration on May 7 at The Ohio State University’s Fawcett Center welcomed more than 200 students, teachers and partners from around the state.  In Westerville, 60 students and five educators were recognized for their outstanding work this school year through the Westerville Energy Education Partnership.

The Westerville Energy Education Partnership is a collaboration between the City of Westerville Electric Division, Westerville City Schools and the Ohio Energy Project.  The partnership provides professional development, student programs and classroom resources for all 21 schools in the district. 

Receiving awards at OEP’s annual Youth Energy Celebration were:

  • Hanby Elementary School - 3rd Place in Ohio, Elementary Division
  • Genoa Middle School - 2nd Place in Ohio, Junior Division
  • Heritage Middle School - 1st Place in Ohio, Junior Division
  • Westerville Central High School - Participant Award, Senior Division
  • Westerville Energy Education Partnership - Outstanding School District in Ohio
  • Terri Fusco, Hanby Elementary School 5th Grade Science Teacher - Eagle Award for 10 years of participation

All first place award winners in Ohio were submitted to the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED Project) competition in Washington, DC.  Receiving first place honors in the nation were the Westerville Energy Education Partnership, Special Project Category.

OEP’s mission is to empower students to be energy educated leaders. Recognizing these leaders with awards is one of the program’s many unique components.   If you are interested in obtaining more information about this event or other OEP programs and services, please visit our website at www.ohioenergy.org or the Ohio Energy Project Facebook page.