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Lubrizol Honors Lake County’s Outstanding Science Teachers

CLEVELAND, December 17, 2012 - The Lubrizol Corporation, in partnership with Partners in Science Excellence, announces the winners of The Lubrizol Corporation Lake County Science Teacher Award. Each year, two Lake County, Ohio science teachers at the elementary school, middle school/junior high or high school levels in public, private or parochial schools are recognized for their excellence in teaching science.

Local school administrators and faculty nominated 10 teachers for this school year’s award. A panel of judges from Partners in Science and Lubrizol selected the 2012-2013 winner: Tim Pira – Lake Catholic High School, who will receive $5,000 for science-related teaching expenses of his choice. Runner–up: Christina Hashier – Maple Elementary School, will receive $2,500 for science-related teaching expenses of her choice. Additionally, both teachers will receive financial support up to $1,000 to attend the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference on Science Education. Both teachers will be recognized at a program in their school districts.

“Lubrizol is proud to recognize our 2012 - 2013 award winners for their dedication to exemplary science instruction and the difference they are making in their schools.  It has never been more important for America’s young people to be excited about and engaged in the sciences. What these students are experiencing in classrooms such as Mrs. Hashier’s and Mr. Pira’s will pay dividends for many years to come,” said David Enzerra, Lubrizol director of community and public affairs.

In the award’s 18-year history, Lubrizol is proud to have honored more than 90 Lake County science teachers.

About The Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, other transportation-related fluids and industrial lubricants, as well as fuel additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals; specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Lubrizol’s industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality, performance and value of customers’ products, while reducing their environmental impact.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, The Lubrizol Corporation owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 7,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2011 were $6.1 billion. For more information, visit

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Julie Young
The Lubrizol Corporation

Ann Abraham / Sharon Graper
Partners in Science Excellence
440-964-4250 / 440-602-3843