Seven Pettisville students received perfect scores from the judges, and 20 more earned superior ratings at the Pettisville Local Science Fair, Saturday, Feb. 12, in the junior high gymnasium.
Out of 101 projects, 17 Pettisville high school students and 10 Pettisville junior high students received superiors.
In addition to Pettisville students, the fair included 10 projects from Anthony Wayne High School.
To qualify for advanced competition, students must enter their project in a local science fair with 20 or more participants.
Pettisville High School students receiving perfect scores: Taylor Kruse, a junior; Nathan Spotts, Tanner Rufenacht, Ellen Overmier, Carly Hoffmire, and Claire Fry, sophomores.
The only perfect score in the junior high was Ben Graber, an eighth grader.
PHS students receiving superior ratings were Caleb Liechty, Kelsey Weirauch, Brooke Betz, Delaney Nofziger, Matthew Storrer, Hannah Tilley, Ashlynn Waidelich, Steven Young, Timothy Iott, and Jacob Roth.
Pettisville junior high students rated superior were Joshua Liechty, Johanna Roth, Amber Sauder, Jordan Bontrager, Jacob Hauter, Hannah Meller, Noah Miller, Eli King, and Dustin Nofziger. Advance To District
Those receiving superiors are eligible to advance to the District Science Day, Saturday, March 26, at the University of Toledo.
Students can also enter projects in the Northwest Ohio Science and Engineering Fair at Northwest State Community College in Archbold, on Saturday, March 5.
Students who qualified must submit completed registration materials to enter the higher level fairs. As students advance, there are often scholarships, awards, and cash prizes for superior projects. Organized
The Pettisville local science fair is an annual event organized by Donna Meller and Paul Bishop, Pettisville science teachers, and John Poulson, agriculture education teacher.
The required research papers are also part of the students’ English coursework.
Projects on display at the local level were judged by 45 volunteers from the area.– D.J. Neuenschwander