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Huber Heights City Schools

19 Students Advancing Past District Science Fair

February 8th, 2018 – The results are in and 19 Huber Heights City Schools (HHCS) students are moving on to the next level of state science fair competition. 69 total students participated in the HHCS District Science Fair after it was rescheduled due to snow.

 

Logan Cooley-Apel and his project "Liquid Sand"The rescheduling created conflicts with numerous judges available to grade projects. Wright Patterson Air Force Base was scheduled to send 18 judges, but only five were able to show up due to the schedule change. Huber Heights government officials were also affected by the snow as three out of the seven judges originally scheduled were able to evaluate projects.

 

Despite the adversity scheduling judges, the District Science Fair was able to catch a stroke of good luck. One HHCS employee’s husband works for Vectren Energy and Delivery and he recruited seven of his coworkers to judge at the drop of a hat. On top of that, seven additional HHCS staff members signed up to help for the rescheduled Science Fair.

 

When all was said and done, finding judges at the last minute was the result of the Huber Heights community rallying together to ensure the District Science Fair was a positive experience for the students. The frantic rush to find judges paid off as 46 ended up grading science projects.

 

Judging projects proved to be much easier once the confusion of who was going to judge projects was sorted out. Grading criteria for the District Science Fair followed the same guidelines as previous science fairs: students demonstrating knowledge in the four areas of knowledge achieved, effective use of scientific method, clarity of expression, and originality and creativity.

 

Students were also evaluated on the display of their project board, the quality of their report, and the quality of a student’s oral presentation of their project. Projects were placed either in “good,” “excellent,” or “superior” categories.

 

Tiara Jackson and her project "Are Finger Print Patterns Inherited?"

Students pulled out all the stops for the District Science Fair and the judges took notice. Judges liked how projects covered topics including DIY bottle rockets, chemical reactions in bath bombs, and eye color affecting peripheral vision seemed more innovative this year than in year’s past. “They were more inventive this year and the kids were very well spoken. They were very into and excited about their ideas,” remarked Kristen Priddy, a judge and Weisenborn 8th grade science teacher.

 

Rod Carter, one of the judges from Vectren, thought so too. “I thought the students did a great job and they were well prepared. It’s exciting to see some of the young children take an interest in the sciences.”

 

From here, all students in 5th grade and up that earned a “superior” rating are eligible to move on to the West District Science Day at Central State University on March 17th.

 

The list of participants and their ratings are as follows:    

Charles Huber

Name

Rating

Jaylee Adams

Excellent

Enna Eastman *

Superior

Brody Frantz *

Superior

Jocelyn Garcia *

Superior

Garrett Gray

Excellent

Tiara-Lynn Jackson *

Superior

Ben Lehman

Absent

Henry Mainord

Superior

Monique Njumashua

Excellent

Courtney Payne

Excellent

Raegan Reilly

Excellent

Cohen Turner

Good

 

Monticello

Name

Rating

Joe Bolin

Superior

Chloe Cantrell *

Superior

James Comstock

Excellent

Lillian Creeger

Excellent

Heidi Kennard

Excellent

Scarlet Manley

Excellent

Jagen Riley

Good

Kyle Showers

Excellent

Caleb Shuherk

Excellent

Dani Snyder

Excellent

Ethan Willetts

Excellent

Kayla Witt

Superior

 

Rushmore

Name

Rating

Billy Belisle

Superior

Bailey Bowman *

Superior

Gavin Cox

Excellent

Lauren Gregg

Excellent

Alyssa Hodkin *

Superior

Peter Maalouf

Excellent

Cheyenne Mahaffy

Excellent

Amerie Matthews

Excellent

Camrin Robinson

Excellent

John Rogers

Excellent

Colton Sturgill

Superior

Catie Zbinden

Excellent

 

Valley Forge

Name

Rating

Zarina Akhmedova

Excellent

Erin Bull

Superior

Emily Cline

Excellent

Quassan Fields

Excellent

Carissa Fugate

Excellent

Gabriel Fugate

Excellent

Philip Gruen

Excellent

Aniyah Jennings

Absent

Kadyn Melton

Absent

Payton Miller

Excellent

Tamryn Papalios

Superior

Ziya Patel

Excellent

 

Wright Brothers

Name

Rating

Isabella Bird

Good

Kayla Cochran

Excellent

Logan Cooley-Apel *

Superior

Kayleigh Dahlstrom

Excellent

Abigail Drummond

Excellent

Tessa Fuller

Excellent

Lily Livesay

Excellent

Eli Nelson

Excellent

An Nguyen

Excellent

Joshua Tillman Jr.

Excellent

Ronan Weaver

Excellent

Zach Zufall *

Superior

 

Weisenborn

Name

Rating

Miguel Abeldano *

Superior

Korea Ball *

Superior

Victoria Kempton

Excellent

Raelee Lance *

Superior

Haleigh Larman

Excellent

Mitchell Logan *

Superior

Emma Mainord *

Superior

Camryn McElroy *

Superior

Chase Morris *

Superior

Jenna Roberts *

Superior

James Zbinden *

Superior

 

Wayne

Name

Rating

Sarai Combs *

Superior

 

* – Denotes the student is eligible to participate in the West District Science Day at Central State University

 

Click here or copy and paste the following link into your browser to see the full photo gallery of the science fair

http://www.huberheightscityschools.org/DistrictGallery.aspx?CategoryId=238&schoolid=0 





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