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Okarche High School’s Julie Rother Selected as a Top Ten Teacher of 2022

(Oklahoma City, OK)_ The people of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas have awarded Okarche High School science teacher Julie Rother with $5,000 dollars for being recognized as one of the Top Ten Teachers of 2022.

Rother was selected out of more than 200 nominations for her outstanding work in engaging students in science and, more broadly, STEM.

“Ms. Rother is always looking for new ways to implement hands-on STEM activities,” said Okarche Public Schools Superintendent Josh Sumrall. “She excels at engaging students and is an asset to our school.”

Okarche Public Schools will also receive $2,000.

“One of our core missions is supporting education,” said Oklahoma Energy Resources Board Executive Director Mindy Stitt. “The people of Oklahoma Oil and Natural Gas are passionate about recognizing teachers for their efforts in creating the next generation of leaders.”

In addition to voluntary contributions, the oil and natural gas industry contributed more than $7.5 million to education in Kingfisher County in 2021.

The OERB is funded by the more than 2,500 producers and thousands of royalty owners across Oklahoma through a voluntary one-tenth of 1 percent assessment on oil and natural gas production. The mission is centered around a simple idea: empowering unlimited opportunity for all Oklahomans. We are committed to the well-being and prosperity of all.

Visit to learn more about the investment that the people of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas are making in our state.