BELLBROOK — Sugarcreek Local Schools recently held its science fair for grades 6-12.
Rachel Kahler finished first in the high school division, earning 37.5 points for her project about martian meterology. Raihan Elgihani (32 points) was second for her project about food’s affect on blood pressure, and Ben Slauenwhite (31 points) was third for his project about the rocket’s red glare.
All middle school students who entered earned either a superior or excellent rating from the judges.
Seven seventh graders tied for first with perfect scores of 40. They were Nitika Arora (acids and bases); Sarah Bevelhymer (blood glucose levels); Dakota Davis (how stress affects the human body); Mallory Gedeon (fish farming); Glenn Ochsner (strong bridges); Gabe Pavlak (water electrolysis); and Abigail Stokes (finding viscosity of fluids).
Seventh grader Maggie Slauenwhite was second with 39.5 points for her testing hard water with soap project. Eighth grader Kai Delsing and seventh grader Ally Lewis tied for third with 39 points. Delsing’s project was avians vs. aviators, while Lewis presented a project about coordination and reflexes: Are dancers better?
Others receiving superior ratings (at least 36 points) were:
38.5 points: Corinne Fleck; Jenna King; Jacob Razics; and Kelsey Rommel.
38 points: Karin Peterson;, and Lexi Young.
37.5 points: Madeline Bartlett; Kaori Delsing; and Meredith Greathouse.
37 points: Marisa Alfes; Emily Brock; Dasha Crocker; Megan Hyer; Joshua Neu; and Amanda Seger.
36.5 points: Hanna Becker; and Madilyn Brown.
36 points: Sam Borszcz; Ella Dudley; Kasie Fisher; Caroline Froehlich; Sydney Goodwin; Ashton Kooken; Serena LaBello; Kevin Pray; Brittany Rivera; and Chase Walkup.
Students receiving excellent ratings (25-35 points) were:
34.5: Brock Hood.
34: Cambree Bernkopf
33.5: Lindsay Smith; and Derek Peterson.
33: Rhiannon Slaughter.
32.5: Lucas Smallwood.
32: Mary Landry.
31: Emily Skiles; and Colton Warren.
29.5: Joshua Kiefer; and Paige Buckle.
28.5: Grace Ruiz; and Finn Judd.
27: Imani Reed; Dylan Schofield; and Cooper Westwood.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.