COLUMBUS—State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Twp.) recently received the 2015 Ohio Educational Service Center Association’s Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award. Rep. Young was nominated for the honor, along with Senator Eklund, by the Lake County Educational Service Center.

The Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) is an organization that represents superintendents, teachers, and other staff of Ohio’s Educational Service Centers. The OESCA strives to promote quality education for Ohioans by working closely with its member organizations.

“A quality education is incredibly dependent on quality education professionals,” said Rep. Young. “I am a big supporter of the Ohio Educational Service Center Association and applaud their tireless promotion of excellence in education I was honored to receive this award and will continue in my efforts to strengthen education in Ohio.”

Specifically, Rep. Young and Senator Eklund were recognized for supporting legislation that aided Lake County high schools and Lakeland Community College in regards to their STEM and Fab Lab initiatives. Furthermore, the legislators’ involvement in a middle school robotics program in Lake and Geauga counties was a central component of their nomination and recognition. The program seeks to encourage careers in the manufacturing industry.


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