BELLBROOK — Students in the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek school district had a plethora of success in the district science fair held March 18 at Central State University.
Of the 27 participants in grades 5-12, 14 advanced to state science day Saturday, May 13, sponsored by The Ohio Academy of Science. High School student Rachel Kahler was selected to participate in the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair Saturday, April 1, while several others received special awards.
Scoring was based on 40 points, with at least 36 required to qualify for state science day. Kahler, Dasha Crocker (eighth grade); and Derek Peterson (eighth grade) received perfect scores. Sam Borszcz (seventh grade); and Kai Delsing (eighth grade) received 39 points, while Karin Peterson (sixth grade) received 38.5 points. Ben Slauenwhite (high school); Abbie Stokes (seventh grade); and Nitika Arora (seventh grade) received 38 points. Mallory Gedeon (seventh grade ) received 37.5 points, while Wesley Peters (fifth grade); Sarah Bevelhymer (seventh grade); and Anya Schrumpf (fifth grade) received 37 points. Kaori Delsing (sixth grade) received 36 points.
High excellent ratings went to seventh graders Maggie Slauenwhite; Kasie Fisher; Caroline Froehlich; Madilyn Brown; Jacob Razics; Meredith Greathouse; Gabe Pavlak; Marisa Alfes; Dakota Davis; Kelsey Rommel, Kevin Pray; and Sydney Goodwin; and fifth grader Mikuya Ford.
In addition to the selection to the additional fair, Kahler received the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Award (first place) of $40, and the MacAulay-Brown, Inc., Award for Engineering of $100. Froehlich received the Central State University Greenhouse Award of $100; Pavlak the Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society Award of $50; and Arora, Bevelhymer, and Gedeon Buckeye Women in Science, Engineering and Research Camp $100 scholarships.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.
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