As part of the Youth Energy Celebration hosted by the Ohio Energy Project (OEP), Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) and Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (Vectren) presented Energy Leadership Scholarships to three high school seniors heading for careers related to energy.

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Held in Columbus today at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), three area students were presented with DP&L and Vectren Energy Leadership Scholarships. Mark Lauterbach of Oakwood High School; Thomas Muhlecke of Ponitz Career Technology Center; and Katherine Hemm of Lehman Catholic High School will each receive $1,000 toward college expenses.

Lauterbach plans to attend University of Dayton to study mechanical and aerospace engineering. Muhlecke will attend University of Nebraska - Lincoln and major in electrical engineering. Hemm will major in business at Miami University of Ohio.

The scholarships are a part of DP&L and Vectren's School Energy Education Program facilitated by OEP throughout the year. Each year, DP&L teams with Vectren to hold an Energy Fair teaching young people about energy efficiency through hands-on sessions that allow high school students to mentor their younger counterparts.

In addition, DP&L and Vectren have sponsored the Be E 3 Smart energy efficiency program since 2009. As a result, more than 60,000 energy efficiency kits have been sent home through the classroom. This June DP&L is supporting the Activating and Energizing Girls In Science energy bike building program for the third year.

Two area teachers were also honored for their participation in energy education. Scott Spohler from Madison Plains High School in London received the DP&L Teacher Award and Amanda Runk from Washington Court House Middle School was the recipient of the Vectren Teacher Award. Both have participated in DP&L and Vectren's energy education programs.

About The Dayton Power and Light Company and AES

The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. DPL's other significant subsidiaries include AES Ohio Generation, LLC (AES Ohio Gen), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), and Miami Valley Lighting, LLC (MVLt). The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 515,000 customers in West Central Ohio; AES Ohio Gen engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and MVLt maintains outdoor lighting to governments and businesses. DPL, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,000 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2,000 megawatts are coal-fired units and 1,000 megawatts are solar, natural gas, battery storage and diesel peaking units. For more information about the company, please visit Connect with DP&L at,, and at

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 19,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. AES' 2016 revenues were $14 billion and AES owns and manages $36 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

About Vectren

Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. Vectren's energy delivery subsidiaries provide gas and/or electricity to more than 1 million customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and west central Ohio. Vectren's nonutility subsidiaries and affiliates currently offer energy-related products and services to customers throughout the U.S. These include infrastructure services and energy services. To learn more about Vectren, visit

About the Ohio Energy Project

The Ohio Energy Project (OEP), an award-winning energy education organization, facilitates DP&L and Vectren's School Education Program. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recognized OEP's work with an "Outstanding Energy Education Program" award in 2008.

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