Bucyrus students earn Superior ratings at District Science Fair

Bucyrus students earn Superior ratings at District Science Fair
Posted on 03/26/2015

On Saturday, March 21, fifteen students from the Bucyrus Secondary School competed at the 2015 Marion Area District Science Fair. Eighteen additional schools also competed at the district event, which was held at the Alber Student Center on The Ohio State University at Marion campus.

Five of the fifteen Bucyrus students competing earned "Superior" ratings during the event. Austin Johns (9th Grade), Jaden Deskins (8th grade), Sarah Lipscomb (8th Grade), Ben Spradling (7th Grade) and Sam Rager (6th Grade) received invitations to compete against the best projects from the entire state on Saturday, May 16, at the Ohio State University in Columbus.

"These five students did a tremendous job preparing themselves for the district competition this year," Bucyrus science teacher Amanda Kent said. "Five 'Superior' ratings from one district is a tremendous accomplishment and speaks very strongly to the strength of the students in the Bucyrus City Schools."

Three students received special recognition for their individual projects during the event. Sixth grade student Madison Edwards received special recognition from the U.S. Navy, while Austin Johns received special recognition from the U.S. Air Force. Jaden Deskins received an invitation to the BROADCOM National Science Fair in Washington, D.C.

"We are very pleased with the performance of all fifteen students in this year’s district science fair," Kent said. "Overall, our students did a great job, and they are to be commended for their hard work and dedication."

For more information regarding the science fair, contact Kent at akent@bucyrusschools.org.