NEHS is one of 61 schools in the state to earn recognition as a recipient of the 2017-18 Governor's Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education and Student Research.
Along with the school's designation, NEHS Teacher Ms. Christina Wilbur is one of 672 Ohio teachers to earn the award given by the Ohio Academy of Science.
The award is a reflection of the commitment of selected schools and educators to STEM education. To earn the award, schools must host a local science fair, have two or more students qualify for one of the academy's 17 district science days, participate in one or more youth science opportunities beyond the classroom, and demonstrate to external STEM professionals how the school's program meets the Academy's definition of STEM education.
"This award is a representatin of the hard work of Ms. Wibur and her fellow science teachers at NEHS to expand opportunities in the fast-growin word of STEM for our students," said Superintendent John Kronour. "We look forward to continuing to pursue new ways to help our students succeed and make the most of the educational experiences offered at NELSD."
NEHS will receive a special Governor's Award certificate and Ms. Wilbur will receive a complementary membership to the Ohio Academy of Science.
Pictured: Ms. Christina Wilbur with NEHS Principal Todd Justice.