Buckeye Valley Local Schools’ science fair awarded more than $3,000 in prizes last week.
Eighth-grader Kenzie Prickett won first place, while seventh-grader Jason Cox placed second. Eighth-graders Ben Brown and Aspen Schneller tied for third place.
Principal’s Choice Awards went to Aspen Schneller for “Aquaponics vs. Hydroponics” and Carter Streid for “Mechanical Broadheads vs. Traditional.”
Lucas Mauk demonstrated the UNI-CUB, a lithium ion-powered personal mobility device built for hallways rather than expressways and created by Honda. His father, Eric (a Honda employee), explained how the UNI-CUB can aid handicapped and all people for mobility.
More than $3,000 of prizes, donated by community businesses and individuals, were given to the top project presenters.
Nineteen superior-scored students earned the opportunity to compete at the district science fair at The Ohio State University at Marion March 19.
Fourteen high-scoring eighth-grade students earned an invitation to compete at the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium March 16-18 at Bowling Green University.
Seventh-grade students who competed are working toward the opportunity to attend the Stone Lab Field Experience in May.
This year’s local science fair was on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Buckeye Valley Middle School.
Judged by scientists from throughout the county during school hours, projects were open for viewing from 7 to 8 p.m. that evening.
The awards ceremony was presented at 8 p.m. in the school gym.
Information for this story was provided by Buckeye Valley Local Schools.