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District 14 Science Day winners announced

PORTSMOUTH — More than 200 fifth- to 12th-grade students from Adams, Lawrence, Pike and Scioto counties presented science projects on the SSU campus for Shawnee District 14 Science Day on March 21 at Shawnee State University.

The fifth-grade students receiving awards in Life Science are first place, Levi Nelson, Rubyville Elementary; second place, Samuel Basham, Valley Middle School; third place, Ivie Hopkins, St. Lawrence Elementary School; fourth place, Grace Duduit, Valley Middle School; and fifth place, Cassandra Dyke, Eastern Middle School.

The fifth-grade students receiving awards in Physical Science are first place tie, Hannah Simmons, Portsmouth Elementary School, and Shelby Dalton, Rock Hill Elementary School; second place, Seth Miller, Rock Hill Elementary School; third place, Abby Montgomery, Western Elementary School; fourth place, Kimber Johnson, Bloom-Vernon Elementary School; and fifth place, Gabe Miller, Rubyville Elementary School.

The sixth-grade students receiving awards in Life Science are first place, Abigail Crothers, Zahns Middle School; tied in second place, Caitlin Home, Fairland Middle School and Sarah Warnock, Fairland Middle School; third place, Raymond Littlejohn, Rock Hill Middle School; fourth place, Lana Percell, Wheelersburg Middle School; and fifth place, Katie Virgin, Ironton Elementary School.

The sixth-grade students receiving awards in Physical Science are first place, Mikhaila Roe, Minford High School; second place, Eric Hale, Bloom-Vernon Elementary School; third place, Maria Fraulini, Wheelersburg Elementary School; fourth place, Bryson Adkins, St. Lawrence Elementary School; and fifth place, Stephanee Whitley, Peebles Elementary School.

Students who received Governor’s Awards for outstanding scientific research are Whitney Siders, Agriculture and Food Sciences Research, North Adams Jr./Sr. High School; Evan Sommer, Energy Research, Portsmouth High School; Robert Hinshaw, Environmental Sciences Research, Fairland High School; Kaleb Goode, Information Sciences Research, Pike County Career/Technical Center; Cody Leeth, Information Sciences Research, Pike County Career/Technical Center; Jacob Rhodes, Manufacturing Sciences Research, West Union Jr./Sr. High School; Levi Hopkins, Materials Science Research, St. Joseph Jr./Sr. High School; and Brianna Barnes, Water Resources Research, South Point High School. Each student received $50 cash and a certificate.

The Buckeye Women in Science, Engineering and Research gave three $100 partial scholarships to seventh grade girls with outstanding science fair projects to attend the B-WISER Camp in June 2009 at Wooster College. The three students receiving the B-WISER scholarships are Abigail Fuhrmann, Biochemistry, Minford Middle School; Paige Ballard, Chemistry, Wheelersburg Middle School; and Olivia Thoroughman, Microbiology, Minford Middle School.

Laura Bailey, of Piketon High School, received the Ohio Water Environment Association Award of a $100 savings bond for outstanding project in water environment science and certificate. Her project category was Chemistry.