Two Earn Lifetime Achievement Awards

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Dr. Phil Sticksel and Paul Held, retired scientists from Battelle Memorial Institute, received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Education Committee.

Education officials and community leaders gathered at the Westerville Community Center on May 26 for the annual Westerville School and Business Partnership Celebration. Speakers included Kyle Stroh, Chairman of the Board, Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Dan Good, Superintendent of Westerville City Schools; Kristi Robbins, President of the Westerville City Schools Board of Education; and Chris Dilley, Parent Council volunteer.

For the first time, Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to Battelle Memorial Institute scientists Dr. Phil Sticksel and Paul Held, who have volunteered for many years at Central College and Longfellow Math & Science Magnet Schools. Teachers Kim Rostorfer, Koleen Foley and retired teacher Mark Bach, along with students Corie Cox and Lauren Kesselring, spoke about the immeasurable benefit reaped by schools and teachers from the efforts of these two men.

Janet Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer, closed the event. The Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee is co-chaired by Greg Viebranz, executive director of communications & technology for Westerville City Schools, and Christy Stocker, facilities director for Nationwide Children's Hospital Westerville Close to Home Center.