Twelve Pettisville School District students have qualifi ed for State Science Day competition based on performance at the district event.
The Pettisville students qualified by earning superior ratings at the district competition, Saturday, March 10, at the University of Toledo.
The State Science Fair is Saturday, May 5, at Ohio State University, Columbus.
Three Pettisville High School students–Taylor Kruse, a senior, Chrysta Beck, a sophomore, and Hannah Meller, a freshman– earned superiors.
Receiving superiors in the junior high division were eighth graders Clay Waidelich, Evan Rufenacht, Kyle Lantz, Evan King, Matthew Krill, Hannah Herring, Laura Gerken, Andrew Sauder, and Elizabeth Miller.
Pettisville students earning excellents include Mallory Riegsecker, Natalie Hoffmire and Jaelyn Rufenacht.
Sarah Plassman and Taylor Herschberger received good ratings.
Several Pettisville students also were awarded special awards.
•Chrysta Beck: first place Governor’s Award for excellence in agriculture and food science.
•Taylor Kruse: second place Governor’s Award for excellence in agriculture and food science.
•Evan King: outstanding physics project.
•Laura Gerken: Earth Sensitivity Award.
•Andrew Sauder: ASHRAE Energy Award.
Students who compete at the State Science Day are eligible for over $2.2 million in prizes and scholarships.
The competition is in the French Field House and St. John’s Arena at OSU. Judging is Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The exhibits are open to the public prior to and following the judging period.
Pettisville students have earned numerous scholarships and prizes in the past for their projects, including several scholarships valued at $40,000.– D.J. Neuenschwander