The annual Bucyrus Secondary School Science Fair has become a showcase of student work ethic and perseverance. This year’s Science Fair featured 102 student projects that were evaluated by more than 60 judges from the Bucyrus and Crawford County community.
When the final project was judged, 11 students from the Secondary School received “Superior” ratings from the judges. These students now have the opportunity to compete against other students during the 2016 Marion Area District Science Fair March 19.
“This was another outstanding year for this event,” Science Fair coordinator Patrick O’Connell 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: 7th Grade-Makyla Farris, Caleigh Rister, Samuel Rager; 8th Grade-Matthew Fultz; High School-Sarah Lipscomb, Jaden Deskins, Caleb Johnson, Shavonne Tackett, Lauren Kohler, Haley Clingman and Clinton Carr.
Along with selecting the top projects that will represent the district at the next level, judges also selected special sponsor awards. These winners included: Best Overall High School Project – Sarah Lipscomb; Best Overall Middle School Project – Makyla Farris; Best Medical Project – Caleigh Rister; Best Physical Science Project – Matthew Fultz; Best Life Project – Caleb Johnson, Best Earth and Space Project – Jackson Moody.
The 2016 Marion Area District Science Fair will be held at Alber Student Center on the campus of The Ohio State University-Marion. 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.
“I want to thank the more than 60 judges and volunteers from the community for giving their time and talents to help with our event,” O’Connell said. “I also want to thank Bucyrus Public Library, Carle’s, Cooper’s Mill, General Electric, The Lions Club and Mr. Phil Joseph for their financial support of our students. This is truly a community showcase, and I appreciate everyone’s help and support.”