SIDNEY — On Saturday, 29 Lehman High School students who received superior ratings at the school’s annual science fair in February will participate at the District Science Fair on Saturday. District competition will be held at Central State University. Those who receive superior ratings at district competition will advance to the State Science Fair at The Ohio State University on May 10.
To quality for district competition, a student’s project must receive a score of 36 out of a possible 40 points to receive a superior.
During the Lehman fair in February, one student received a perfect score of 40. Freshman Andrew Streng garnered that honor for his project “Temperature Effects on LED Wavelengths.”
Other students who received superior ratings were junior Katie Adams (“The Effect of a Catalyst on the Rate of Reaction”), freshman Eli Baker (“How Do Phosphates in Soap Affect the Growth of Plants”), senior Gabriel Berning (“Refraction of Light Solutions of Different Sugar Concentrations”), senior Millie Cartwright (“Acid Reflux”), freshman Sidney Chapman (“Does Water Toxicity Have an Effect on Plants and Daphnia”), freshman Jake Earhart (“Distance a Football Can Travel When Filled With Gases Besides Air”), and sophomore Kendal Eck (“Do Disinfectants Work?”).
Superior ratings also were earned by senior Bryce Eck (“How Magnetic Strength Varies with Temperature”), freshman Kara Gillman (“Corrosion of Metals When Exposed to Different Substances”), junior Grant Gleason (“Solar Ovens”), senior Lauren Goettemoeller (“Fuel Efficiency”), senior Sarah Gravunder (“Conventional vs. Organic Oranges in Vitamin C”), senior Julia Harrelson (“Hydropower”), freshman Will Hoersten (The Effect of Spin on a Glider”), and senior Abigail Kramer (“Effect of Artificial Sugars on Bacteria”).
Also receiving superior ratings were senior Jenna Kronenberger (“The Effect of Household Cleaners on Bacteria”), senior Adam Link (“Saltwater Electrolysis”), sophomore Clayton Malone (“Biodiesel; A Healthy Alternative?”), senior Kevin McElroy (“Background Radiation”), sophomore Tyler Mentges (“0.17 HMR Accuracy”), junior Ally Schmidt (“Effects of Drag on Swimming”), freshman Jacob Schmiesing (“The Effect of Liquid Nitrogen on Seed Germination”), junior Dylan Sherman (“The Types of Tennis Strings”), Josh Smith (“Stages in a Gauss Cannon”), senior Elaina Snyder (“Plausible Paper”), junior Josh West (“Most Efficient Parachute Design”), senior Grace Winhoven (“Comparative Anatomy Study of Culex, Aedes, and Anopheles Antennae”), and freshman Jenna Zimmerman (“Dangerous Levels of Lead in Soil”).
Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in Student Research and for Excellence in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Education were awarded to four students. Sophomore Clayton Malone received a Governor’s Award in the Advanced or Alternative Energy category, senior Abigail Kramer in the Agriculture and Food Technology category, junior Maria Pannapara in the Environmental Sciences category, and senior Kristopher Lee in the Information Technology category.
The Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) presented cash awards and certificates to three students whose projects dealt with water and the environment. The Water Environment Science Awards are sponsored by the OWEA to encourage Ohio’s youth to become involved in protecting the environment and improving stream water quality through science and technology. Senior Jordi Emrick received the first place prize of $100, freshman Sidney Chapman $75 for second place, and junior Sam Dean $50 for third place.