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Pettisville Students Tops At State Science Day




Fifteen Pettisville students participated in the Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day, Saturday, May 10 at Ohio State University. Front row, from left: Lexie King, Ashlyn Bontrager, Taylor Kruse, Emily Borton, Kelsey Waidelich, Laura Rupp, Yu LinLin Huang, Lauren Frey, Donna Meller, advisor. Back row:Luke Meller, Logan Beck, Kendahl Baer, Ashley Eicher, Jeremy Rupp, Kaitlin Nofziger, Rebekah Meller.- courtesy photo

Fifteen Pettisville students participated in the Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day, Saturday, May 10 at Ohio State University. Front row, from left: Lexie King, Ashlyn Bontrager, Taylor Kruse, Emily Borton, Kelsey Waidelich, Laura Rupp, Yu LinLin Huang, Lauren Frey, Donna Meller, advisor. Back row:Luke Meller, Logan Beck, Kendahl Baer, Ashley Eicher, Jeremy Rupp, Kaitlin Nofziger, Rebekah Meller.- courtesy photo

LinLin Huang, Rebekah Meller and Jeremy Rupp, Pettisville High School students, received perfect 40s at the Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day, Saturday, May 10 at Ohio State University.

Eight of 15 Pettisville students received superior ratings. The average score for Pettisville students was 34.1.

Meller and Huang also were recognized for being two of only 24 students who presented projects at State Science Day for four years. To take a project to State Science Day, students must earn superior ratings at local and district science fairs.

Meller also earned a $1,000 Ohio State University Food & Agriculture Scholarship and received first place in the 11th grade for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Agriculture and Food Science.

Rupp and Meller were awarded $1,000 University of Findlay State Science Day Scholarships that are renewable for three years. Rupp also received the Outstanding Project in Plant Pathology, a $100 cash award.

Huang earned the Ohio University Department of Physics and Astronomy Award of Excellence that included $100 cash.

Superior, Excellent

In the high school division, Kendahl Baer earned a superior rating and Ashley Eicher received an excellent rating.

Eicher received the Food Science Award, a $3,000 scholarship renewable for four years to attend Ohio State University in Food Science & Technology. She also earned third place in the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Agricultural and Food Science in the 10th grade division, and the Stone Laboratory Scholarship to attend one week at the OSU summer course at the lab at Put-in-Bay.

Junior High

In the junior high division, Taylor Kruse, Laura Rupp, Luke Meller, and Kelsey Waidelich earned superior ratings.

Ashlyn Bontrager, Katie Nofziger, Emily Borton, Lauren Frey, and Lexie King received excellent ratings.

Kruse received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Biotechnology, and Borton received the James Y. Tong Award in Forensic Chemistry.

Logan Beck also earned a special award, receiving honorable mention from the American Meteorological Society.- D.J. Neuenschwander

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