For his immeasurable contributions to the community statewide and for representing a positive approach to aging, Ed Escudero has been selected for induction to the 2023 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. This prestigious honor is on behalf of Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Aging.
Mr. Escudero, 81, taught chemistry and materials science in Summit’s Upper School for 30 years before retiring in 2016. Now he serves as a substitute teacher and volunteer at every grade level. In the Montessori School, he leads science experiments for young learners, including his grandson Charlie Myers ‘37.
Upper School biology teacher Mrs. Karen Suder often requests Mr. Escudero to fill in for her saying, “In my absence he keeps the classroom running and maintains the same level of scientific exploration that my students expect.”
A champion bowler himself, Mr. Escudero continues to coach Summit's bowling team and was named Miami Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 2022. He also volunteers with the American Chemical Society and the ASM Education Foundation.
“I learned that Phyllis Diller, Erma Bombeck and Bob Evans are prior recipients of the award,” Mr. Escudero shares. He credits the support of Tami McMann, communications director, and Mrs. Suder for submitting his nomination stating, “I share the award with The Summit.”
The ceremony is in September at the Ohio Statehouse when four individuals and two couples will join more than 500 Ohioans in the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.