Bucyrus students selected for District Science Fair

Bucyrus students selected for District Science Fair
Posted on 05/18/2015

The annual Bucyrus Secondary School Science Fair has become a showcase of student work ethic and perseverance. This year's Science Fair featured 128 student projects that were evaluated by more than 50 judges from the Bucyrus community.

When the final project was judged, 19 students from the Secondary School received "Superior" ratings from the judges. These students now have the opportunity to compete against other students during the 2015 Marion Area District Science Fair.

"Every year our local Science Fair has grown in student and community participation," Science Fair coordinator Amanda Kent said. "All the students did a fantastic job throughout the entire process of preparing their projects for judging, and we are proud of each one for their willingness to showcase their research and presentation skills."

Students who received a "Superior" rating during the Secondary School Science Fair include: 6th Grade - Madison Edwards, Makyla Ferris, Samuel Rager; 7th Grade - Jackson Moody, Jeramiah Skelton, Benjamin Spradling; 8th Grade - Kelsey Carver, Jaden Deskins, Kyle Hamm, Lauren Kohler, Sarah Lipscomb, Tyler Rittenour, Christopher Seiler, Kristen Vaughn; High School - Austin Johns, Alexandria Rule, Kade Slagle, Brooklyn Spears, Brianna Predieri.

Along with selecting the top projects that will represent the district at the next level, judges also selected special sponsor awards. These winners included: Top High School Project (sponsored by Phil Joseph) - Kade Slagle; Top Middle School Project (sponsored by Carle's Bratwurst) - Kyle Hamm; Top Medical Project (Sponsored by Bucyrus Lion's Club) - Tyler Rittenhour; Top Physical Science Project (Sponsored by Bucyrus Lion's Club) - Austin Johns; Extra Effort Award (sponsored by Carle's Bratwurst) - Jasmine Sweeney.

The 2015 Marion Area District Science Fair will be held at Alber Student Center on the campus of The Ohio State University-Marion March 21. Students who receive a "Superior" rating at the District Science Fair will receive an invitation to the State Science Fair at The Ohio State University in Columbus May 16.

"I want to personally thank the 52 judges from the community for giving their time and talents to help with our event,"Kent said. "I also want to thank Copper's Mill for sponsoring judges' meals, General Electric for sponsoring student boards and equipment and the Bucyrus City School District Education Foundation for sponsoring the district and state entry fees. This is truly a community showcase, and I appreciate everyone's help and support."

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