Eleven Pettisville students qualified for the state Science Day competition after achieving superior ratings at the district competition, Saturday, March 27, at the University of Toledo.
Four students received perfect scores.
Taylor Kruse earned all 40 possible points in the high school division.
Eliot Hartzler, Daniel Sauder and Chrysta Beck had perfect scores in the junior high division.
Other PHS students who earned superiors were Bethany Iott, Laura Rupp, and Lauren Frey.
In the junior high division, Dominic Frey, Logan Nofziger, Chris Waidelich, and Brooke Waidelich received superiors.
All students receiving a superior at district qualified for the state Science Day competition at Ohio State University, Saturday, May 8.
Pettisville students earning excellents at districts were Emily Borton, Luke Meller, Adi Bruner, Josh Sauder, Kaylyn McDermott, Shelby Miller, and Kailey Kruse.
Several students received special awards:
•Kruse: Stranahan arboretum environmental science award, $100
•Meller: earth science award from Bowling Green State University, $50
•Bruner: second place Toledo veterinary science award, certificate
•Nofziger: second place governor’s award for excellence in agriculture and food science research, certificate
•Waidelich: first place naval science award, medallion
•McDermott: earth sensitivity award, $25, and scholarship to attend summer science camp
•D. Sauder, second place governor’s award for excellence in manufacturing science research, certificate;
• Beck, first place governor’s award for excellence in agriculture and food science research, $25.
Students who compete at this year’s 61st annual Ohio State Science Day are eligible for over $2.3 million dollars in prizes and scholarships.
It is held in the French Field House and St. John’s Arena at Ohio State University in Columbus.
The exhibits are open to the public prior to judging.
Pettisville students have earned numerous scholarships and prizes in the past for their state science fair projects, including several scholarships valued at $40,000.
State Science Day is sponsored by the non-profit Ohio Academy of Science, the Ohio Environmental Education Fund, and several science related industries.–D. J. Neuenschwander