Area Residents Win Awards at Mohican District Science Day at Ashland University

3/26/12 ASHLAND, OH -- Many area residents were among the 310 students from 41 area schools competing March 24 at Ashland University, for the 52nd annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event was held in the Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.


All 7th, 8th, and 9th Graders who received Superior were given invitations to the Charles F. Kettering Science Camp at Ashland University, June 18-21, 2012.  The focus of this year's camp is on ENERGY. This hands-on experience is funded by the Kettering Fund held at the Ashland County Community Foundation, with facilities provided by Ashland University in the Kettering Science Center.


The Ohio Academy of Science has extended "free" registration to all participants for the Annual Ohio Academy of Science Meeting hosted by Ashland University on April 14th.


Northwestern High School had the most superiors (7) and the highest percentage (78%) of superiors in the high school division.


Alyson Michael, a senior at Northwestern High School, received an outstanding student award for her project on “A Rising Cure”.  Outstanding student awards received a plaque and the Mohican District Science Council pays for their State Science Day entry fees.


Bricelyn Anderson, a sophomore at Northwestern High School, received the Governor’s Award for Biotechnology and Biomedical Technologies on her “Staph Bacteria” project. Anderson received a $50 cash award provided by the Mohican District Science Council.


Shannon Lowman and J.J. Pickering, seniors at Mapleton High School, received the U.S. Army Award for Science and Engineering- Environmental on their Micro Hydro Power project. Katelyn Lavy, a senior at Northwestern High School, received the U.S. Army Award for Science and Engineering- Life Science on her World Runner project.


Ashley Power, a senior at Northwestern High School, and Kaitlin Kennedy, a junior at Black River High School, both received senior awards in the U.S. Navy/Marine Awards section. Power’s project was on the Poisonous Regeneration and Kennedy’s project was on Dreams; Unlocking the Mysteries of the Mind. In the U.S. Navy/Marine Awards, Chloe Davidson, a seventh grader from Ashland Middle School, received a junior award on her project, Exercising: How it Affects Your Health.


Kennedy of Black River High School also received first place of the area industry sponsored awards. She was awarded the best project in the field of Behavioral Science and was given a plaque and an Ashland University bookstore gift certificate from Cornerstone Counseling of Ashland.


Annalise O’Lear, a seventh grader of Ashland Middle School, and Grace Wise, a seventh grader of Ashland Christian, both received the B-Wiser Institute Scholarships. These students were the top seventh grade females in any category. O’Lear and Wise received a $100 scholarship to the Buckeye Women in Science Camp at Wooster College for summer 2012.


Alyssa McQuate, an eighth grader from Mapleton Middle School, received the Ohio Soybean Bioscience Award. This award was given to the best projects in the area of agriculture biosciences, bioresources, biopolymers, bioproducts, and/or biofuels using soybeans. The prize was a $100 award.


Elementary students that received superior ratings were: Ryan Hartson, Noah Ludwig, and Ian Swain of Ashland City Elementary; Zane Michael, Joshua Mueller, and Alysse Wade of Discovery School; Dakota Barlow of Lakeville Elementary; Amber Clingan of Mapleton Elementary; Isaac Franks of Northwestern Elementary; and Erica Lipscomb, Jenna McBride, and Parker Swanson of St. Edward Elementary.


Elementary students that received excellent ratings were: Anne Fink, Luke Mcfarland, and Macey Mills of Ashland City Elementary; Samuel Taylor of Discovery School; Halleigh Anderson, Jeffrey Giauque, Ike Gilt, Lucas Hacker, Matthew Haga, Karley Halloran, Alivia Miller, Erin Norman, Carson Pritt, Gabriella Sherman, and Ella Sprang of Lakeville Elementary; Lauren Beattie and Lindsay Gibb of Mapleton Elementary; Sophie Soueid and Mallory Witucki of Northwestern Elementary; and Mitchell Eckrich, Hannah Furness, Elyse laps, Mary Longsdorf, Leah Metzger, and Mary Mooney of St. Edwards Elementary.


Middle Grade students that received superior ratings were: Josh Jerabek, Kimmy Powell, Krista Strausbaugh, and Grace Wise of Ashland Christian; Adam Benway, Noelle Burke, Emily Ebert, Olivia Groves, Ethan Gruber, Brooke Johnson, Eric Jordan, Annalise O’Lear, Vanessa Pauly, Maxwell Weber, and Rachel White of Ashland Middle School; Jules Frazier, Garrett Keener, Alyssa McQuate, Tecca Ringler, and Abbie Taylor of Mapleton Middle School; Michael Hall, Allison Kiefer, Bronson Mosher, and Daniel Pflueger of Perrysville Jr. High; and Beau Bayerl, Benjamin Coleman, Emma Dorrell, Scott Frazee, Mitchell Ross, Thomas Schlitt, Hannah Strickling, and Andrew Stump of St. Edward Middle School.


Middle Grade students that received excellent ratings were: Amanda Finger, Steven Shilliday, and Rachel Willis of Ashland Christian; Eric Attle, Mackenzie Benton, Gabrielle Chance, Chloe Davidson, Cheyenne Drotleff, and Heather Jamieson of Ashland Middle School; Gary Stansberry and Alexander Switzer of Lucas Middle School; Mega Alsop, Taylor DeLosh, Nicholas Hopek, Daniel Ritchey, Madison Scurlock, Alyson Welling, and Bailey Yarosh of Mapleton Middle School; Alexander Beran, Jacqueline Burden, Marissa Cox, Joszef Fodor, Coleton Heffelfigner, Hannah Purdy, Miranda Ricketts, William Snyder, Jason Vansickle, Jacob Weber, and Sarah Wickline of Perrysville Middle School; Natalee Blackford and Devin McWilliams of St. Edward Middle School; and James Rall of St. Mary’s of the Snow.


Katelyn Komendera of Ashland Middle School received a good rating on her project.


High School students that received superior ratings were: Antonio Dempsey, Kaitlin Kennedy, and Thomas Ziebro of Black River High School; Ian Brown and Joshua Widrick of Mansfield Senior High; Rachel Boyer, Riley Gott, Shannon Lowman, Jonathan Pickering, Ben Robinson, Emily Sedlak, Alyssa Slater, and Krisi Tobias of Mapleton High School; and Bricelyn Anderson, Amber Barnes, Melanie Ley, Alyson Michael, Kaitlin Newcombe, Ashley Power, and Katherine Schmidle of Northwestern High School.


High School students that received excellent ratings were: Tarence Brooks, Derek Gilbert, Jalentory Reese, Bryan Warne, and Elizabeth Zinn of Mansfield Senior High; Allison Fryimer, Brett Naymik, Amanda Patterson, Paige Reisinger, Lucas Stone, and Kyle Zimmerman of Mapleton High School; and Hannah Hottel and Katelyn Lavy of Northwestern High School.


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