Ohio Energy Project Celebrates Student Leadership in Westerville with National Award

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Left:  OEP’s Youth Energy Celebration moved to COSI this year.  Right:  Genoa Middle School’s award-winning Junior Division energy team. 


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 10 at COSI welcomed more than 400 students, teachers and partners from around the state.  In Westerville, 45 students and four 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 – 5th Place in Ohio, Elementary Division
  • Heritage Middle School – 2nd Place in Ohio, Junior Division
  • Genoa Middle School – 1st Place in Ohio, Junior Division
  • Westerville South High School – Participant Award, Senior Division
  • Westerville Energy Education Partnership – Outstanding School District in Ohio

All 1st place award winners in Ohio were submitted to the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED Project) competition in Washington, DC.  Receiving national honors were:

  • Westerville Energy Education Partnership, 1st Place, District Division
  • Genoa Middle School – Finalist, Junior Division

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.