Gazette News Report
BELLBROOK — Bellbrook held its 20th annual science fair at the middle school Tuesday.
There were 54 participants from seventh grade through high school. Projects were judged for originality and creativity, clarity of expression, effective use of scientific method and knowledge achieved. A total of 40 points were available for individual projects and 50 points for team projects. Each project was evaluated by two judges and their scores were averaged for a final total.
Students who received a superior rating (36-40 points for an individual and 45-50 for a team) qualify for the district science meet March 19. Thirty-six individuals and one team qualified.
Rachel Kahler won the high school division with a perfect score. Ben Slauenwhite was second with 39.5 points.
Brian Kahler, Kevin Agnew and Cameron Owens shared first place in the middle school division with 40 points each. Dasha Crocker (39.5 points) was second, while Alex Petry, David Greathouse and Michael Steffe (39 points each) were third.
The following students also received a superior rating (with point total): Madison Myers/Ellaina Swallows (45); Karli Willcox (38.5); Shea Morris (38.5); Lindsey Ulring (38.5); Ryan Williams (38.5); Owen Blackburn (38); Abby Dunham (38); Kayla Dyer (38); Riley Fitzner (38); Allie Prenat (38); Luke Thornton (38); Alissa Warren (38); Jack Phillipson (37.5); Ramya Pandrangi (37.5); Megan Buckle (37); Sydney Fannin (37); Tania Grajeda (36.5); Megan Prion (36.5); Sean Wolf (36.5); Kenleigh Forsha (36); Lance Lemieux (36); Robbie Osborn (36); Drew Leftwich (36); Maddy Main (36); Derek Peterson (36); Julia Powell (36); Mia Stephens (36); and Ryan Westergaard (36).
Gazette News Report compiled by Scott Halasz.