The annual Ottawa Hills Science Fair took place February 8 in the high school library. Jeremy Nixon’s Honors Biology classes displayed research projects they have been working on since October. Students were judged in areas such as originality and creativity, knowledge achieved, use of scientific method, and clarity of expression.
Several students received a superior rating from the judges and now go on to compete at the district competition March 2 at the University of Toledo. Those students are Prashamsa Koirala (9), Will Berschback (9), Priya Bhatt (11), Abigail Berk (12), Elizabeth Lathrop (8), Annika Padhye (8), Adam Ayad (8), Amanda O’Loughlin (9), Ava Porter (9), Faith Seo (9), Elise Denk (9), Molly McCracken (9), Sarah Wheeler (9), Marisa Kadrovach (9), Elizabeth Koury (9) Adam Berk (9), Owen Green (9), Ashim Dhakal (9), Edward Perozek (9), Stella Cooper (9), Sophia Heidenreich (9), Alexander Mian (8), Maya Chandar-Kouba (12).
Many thanks to our volunteer judges (pictured above): former OH teacher Marv Rotundo, BGSU professor Emilio Duran, and UT professors Terry Hinds, Qian Chen, Rafael Garcia-Mata, Scott Heckathorn, Rob Steven, Darren Gordon, Silvia Goicoechea, and Ivana de la Serna.
Congratulations to our young scientists, and thanks to Science Fair coordinator Mr. Nixon.