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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.