COLUMBUS — Fifty-five students from fifteen local school districts recently competed successfully at the Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day held at The Ohio State University in Columbus on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Approximately 1,200 students from across the state participated in the all day event with a total of $1 million distributed as scholarships and awards. Students exhibited projects in science, technology, engineering and mathematics which they worked on from last September through February of this year. All of the local students did exceptionally well with 29 receiving superior scores as well as earning a number of special individual awards totaling almost $2,000 and $3,500 in renewable scholarships.
Local students receiving Superior ratings were: Ann Deafenbaugh (Holy Angels); Caroline Heitmeyer, Megan Neumeier, Jacquie Schemmel (Lehman Catholic High School).
Receiving Excellent ratings were: Tyler McKee, Mackenzie Wells, Aaron Brautigam, Brianna Fanaff (Anna High School); Alex Gleason, Meaghan McDonald, Brieanna Werling (Lehman Catholic High School).
Upper Miami Valley Science Days provides the opportunity for students, grades 5 to 12, in Champaign, Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties, to complete and present original scientific research. This program is organized and supported by many area schools, teachers, parents, Edison Community College, Urbana University, and a number of businesses, professionals, community organizations, and other interested individuals. For additional information, go to the UMVSD website at: www.ohioumvsd.com