OEP Celebrates “Kids Teaching Kids” at Columbus Zoo; Westerville’s Efforts Honored


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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, held May 8 at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, welcomed more than 400 students, teachers and partners from around the state. In Westerville, 25 students and six 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 (OEP).  It 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:

  • Genoa Middle School – fifth place in Ohio, Junior Division
  • Heritage Middle School – fourth place in Ohio, Junior Division
  • Westerville Energy Education Partnership – Outstanding School District in Ohio; National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) School District of the Year

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 www.ohioenergy.org or the Ohio Energy Project Facebook page.