District Science Fair ACS
By ERIC DUNN
Red and Blue Staff Writer
Twelve Alliance High students earned a superior rating at the District 13 Science Fair held at the University of Mount Union, securing themselves a place at the State Science Fair on May 13 at Ohio State University.
Each project presented a great degree of practicality and expertise, displaying the hard work put in by each of the participants. Two competitors in particular were each given two awards in recognition of their exceptional work.
Sophomore Alexandra Cox earned the American Society for Quality Award and the Stark County Gem and Mineral Club Award for her project titled “Can the Use of Native Prairie Grasses along with Cow Manure Compost Decrease Soil Erosion and Maintain Carbon Sequestration in Soil?” Receiving a superior rating, she will be moving on to to the State Science Fair.
Seth Stevens, also a sophomore, won the Akron Section of the American Chemical Society award and the Northeast Section Ohio Water Environmental Association award for his project “Messing with Methane,” earning him an excellent rating.
Alexandra Cox and sophomore Allison Waggoner, along with team of juniors Madeline Barnett, Morgan Berlin, and Natalie Bert, were all chosen to present their projects at the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair in April. The juniors are also each eligible for a scholarship at the University of Mount Union for their success.
Seventh graders Caroline Denny, Hanna Mazzei, Jane Miller, Samantha Gotter, Alyssa Risley, and Allenna Bertram won a scholarship to the B-WISER summer camp for girls due to their excellence in the science fair.
Sixth graders Jordan Schwartz and Jane Miller also won the chance to compete in the Broadcom Masters, a national science competition, and will both be advancing onto the State Science Fair for their superior ratings.
Together, each participant and their projects earned Alliance High School a Science Excellence School Award, making it one of five schools to do so.
Those moving on to the State Science Fair will be competing against hundreds of students from Ohio and have the chance to win a number of prestigious awards and scholarships.
Alliance High School wishes the best of luck to all competing.