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Ohio 2019


Ohio Energy Project
Contact: Shauni Nix
Tel: (614) 785-1717
Mission: Inspire leadership and energy innovation in Ohio students and teachers.
Ohio Energy Project (OEP) is committed to supporting teachers and students with innovative science curriculum, materials and programs that spark curiosity about energy. This school year took OEP across the Buckeye State, transforming the way Ohioans think about energy. Incorporating NEED curriculum, OEP focused on three primary goals for the 2018-19 school year:

  • Innovative Education
  • Enduring Relationships
  • Transformative Leadership

Student Programs:
OEP conducted Youth Leadership Summits and Energy Workshops/Fairs across Ohio to educate teachers and students about the science of energy and energy-related issues. Over 800 seventh-twelfth graders were trained at Youth Leadership Summits implementing OEP’s “Kids Teaching Kids” philosophy. These student leaders facilitated hands-on explorations and carnival games for over 2,600 elementary students at Energy Workshops. 
Energy Efficiency:
OEP’s Energy Efficiency Education Program empowered students and teachers to conserve energy at home using energy efficiency kits, resulting in a significant energy savings across the state. This program has been extremely successful with 626 classrooms teaching the science of energy and 43,725 students receiving energy efficiency kits this year. “Kids Teaching Families” takes leadership to a new level, allowing students to impact their families with energy efficient choices. Additionally, OEP distributed over 4,000 CFL’s to Ohio students. Ohio families achieved potential energy savings of 22,075 mega-watt hours.
Professional Development:
Empowering Ohio educators, OEP’s greatest resource, through professional development opportunities is foundational to energy education in Ohio.  OEP has focused on grade level specific workshops for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 9th grade providing educators with curriculum and teaching kits to meet Ohio’s Learning Standards.  The Energy Sources Tour continues to be a popular event.  Through partnerships with Ohio energy businesses and university research facilities, teachers get to see behind-the-scenes at energy sites and learn directly from energy industry professionals. Over 2,100 teachers participated in an OEP professional workshops throughout the school year.


Bath High School
Lima, OH

Project Title: Light Bulb Energy Project
Teacher Advisor: Daniel Grime
Student Directors: Kaylee Grant & Dylan Grigsby


Bishop Flaget
Chillicothe, OH
Project Title: 
Why We Love Our School!
Student Director: Terrina Fahnestock


Bowling Green High School
Bowling Green, OH
Project Title: STEM Outreach
Teacher Advisor: Gloria Gajewicz
Student Directors: Ava Bates and Andy Messenger


Buckeye Trail Middle School
Lore City, OH

Project Title: Light Up Our World For Less
Teacher Advisor: Toni Gallow
Student Directors: Sydney Patterson & Delanie Roe 


Canfield High School
Canfield, OH

Project Title: Environmental Sustainability Ohio Energy Project
Teacher Advisor: Brian Petruska


Columbus Torah Academy
Columbus, OH

Project Title: 6th Grade Energy Portfolio
Teacher Advisor: Ann Ahern
Student Director: Aryeh Weinschneider


Coshocton County Career Center
Coshocton, OH

Project Title: Energy Fair Project
Teacher Advisor: Trevor Garretson
Student Directors: Oriana Clark and Trinity Timmons


Cub Scout Pack 405
Cincinnati, OH

Project Title: Energy Engineers
Teacher Advisor: Jennifer Davis
Student Directors: Zane Davis, Weston Davis, James Richardson

Dublin Coffman High School
Dublin, OH

Project Title: Ohio Energy Project
Teacher Advisor: Tessa Floehr


Dublin Jerome High School
Dublin, OH
Project Title:
Ohio Energy Project
Teacher Advisor: Ashley Dulin-Smith
Student Directors: Matthew Johnston and Kelly Mamula


Edwin Joel Brown Middle School
Dayton, OH

Project Title: Energy Transformations through Engineering
Teacher Advisor: Kim Dubbs
Student Directors: Jane Anabila and Deauja Stephens


Elmwood Middle School
Bloomdale, OH

Project Title: E3 Smart
Teacher Advisor: Katie Smith
Student Directors: Kameron Kingery & Jakob Zibbel


Fairbanks Elementary
Milford Center, OH
Project Title:
BeE3 Beasts
Teacher Advisor: Tina Hall
Student Directors: Grady Wisecup, Gavin Fillman, Maddi Sines, Phoebe Allison, Ava Hathaway, Richard Doyle, Abbie Snyder, Jolie Porter, Sienna Dingledine


Fort Loramie Elementary
Fort Loramie, OH

Project Title: Be E3 Energy Smart Portfolio
Teacher Advisor: Alison Frilling


Genoa Middle School

Westerville, OH
Project Title:
Say Watt!?
Teacher Advisor: Julie McSwords
Student Directors: Aarzoo B, Alexa S, Becky S, Morgan B, Sophia J,  and Hannah V


Graham Middle School
Saint Paris, OH
Ohio Junior School of the Year
Project Title:
Energy Education for all Falcons
Teacher Advisor: Tracy Merica
Student Directors: Tory Pence, Kelsey Demarco


Granby Elementary School
Columbus, OH

Project Title: Ohio Energy Project - Learning From Middle Schoolers
Teacher Advisor: Tina Swearengin
Student Director: Isaiah Gabriel


Greenfield McClain High School
Greenfield, OH
Project Title:
 Energy Activites for Clean Environment Promotion
Teacher Advisor: Chris Dodds
Student Director: Courtney Dodds


Hawken Middle School
Lyndhurst, OH
Project Title:
Going Green in Twenty Nineteen
Teacher Advisor: Peter Thomas
Student Directors: Wyatt Flack and Kate Milbourn

Heritage Middle School
Westerville, OH
Project Title:
Go With the Energy Flow
Teacher Advisor: Debbie Pellington, Chad Brisentine, and Amber Northern
Student Directors: Trinity C., Haley A., Safia R., and Hailey T


Lehman Catholic High School
Sidney, OH
Project Title:
Educating and Serving Our Community in Energy Conservation
Teacher Advisor: Tracy Hall
Student Director: Jacquie Schemmel


Medlar View Elementary
Miamisburg, OH

Project Title: Medlar View Elementary Energy
Student Director: Nikki Aucoin


Oakwood Sr High School
Oakwood, OH
Ohio Senior School of the Year
Project Title:
Improving the World Around Us
Teacher Advisor: Heidi Edwards
Student Directors: Will Midtbo & Alex House

Olde Sawmill Elementary
Dublin, OH
Ohio Elementary School of the Year
Project Title:
Olde Sawmill Elementary Energy Project
Teacher Advisor: Erin Faulk
Student Directors: Noah Ucman and Selena Ramos

River Valley High School
Caledonia, OH
Ohio Senior School of the Year
Project Title:
An Energy Efficient Future
Teacher Advisor: Pamela Holman
Student Directors: Caroline Lee, Mindy Klaus


Twin Valley South MS
West Alexandria, OH
Project Title:
Energizing Energy Concepts
Teacher Advisor: Catherine Ackerman
Student Director: Lynnlee Voge


Westerville Energy Education Partnership
Westerville, OH
Ohio Special Project of the Year
Project Title:
Westerville Energy Education Partnership
Teacher Advisors: Chris Monacelli, Lyndsey Manzo, Susie Smucker


Worthington City Schools
Wortington, OH
Project Title: Encompassing Energy Excellence
Teacher Advisor: Brian Geniusz