|Putnam students show science knowledge|
|Friday, February 15, 2013 2:02 PM|
The Regional Science Fair will be held at Northwest State Community College in Archbold on March 2. Students who earned superior or high excellent ratings at the county fair are eligible to advance to the District Science Fair, which will be held at Ohio Northern University on March 23. If students receive high enough ratings at these fairs, they are eligible to compete at the State Science Day, hosted by The Ohio State University, on May 11, where over $4.3 million in scholarships are available.
The Putnam County Science Fair is coordinated by the Putnam County Educational Service Center and science teachers from several districts within the county.
Sixty-seven Putnam County students received superior ratings. Students receiving such a rating in the Behavioral and Social Sciences field were Alexis Thorbahn, Brittany Schleeter, Emitt German and Maizee Brinkman from Ottoville; Madison Langhals from St. Anthony’s; and Emily Niese, Cody Ellerbrock and Mark Kuhlman from Miller City-New Cleveland.
Four individual projects and one team project earned superior ratings in the field of Microbiology. They were the team of Taylor Lucke and Kierstan Siebeneck from Kalida; Brendan Siefker from Ottoville; Ryan Tabler from St. Anthony’s; and Jeremy DeMuth and Dominic Schroeder from Miller City-New Cleveland.
Four students received a superior rating in the Botany field. They are Tyler Ebbeskotte from Glandorf; Victoria Warnecke and Taylor Ellerbrock from St. Anthony’s; and Claire Westrick from Miller City-New Cleveland.
Students receiving superior ratings in the Chemistry field were Megan Warnimont from Miller City-New Cleveland; Makayla Miller, Kali Lindeman and Jon Knippen from Ottoville; Ryan Hoersten, Kyle Maag and Marissa Krietemeyer from Fort Jennings.
One team project and six individual projects earned a superior rating in the Environmental Sciences field. They included the team of Rachel Kahle and Alecia Dunn of Kalida; Abigail Hilvers of Ottoville; Emily Annesser, Matthew Ketner and Amanda Siebeneck of Glandorf; Ashley Mansfield of Continental; and Erin Eickholt of Fort Jennings.
The students receiving superiors in the Engineering category were the team of Thomas Waldick and Bryce Hoehn from Ottoville; Abby Schroeder from Miller City-New Cleveland; Jacob Kahle from Kalida; and Adam Birkemeier from St. Anthony’s.
In the Medicine and Health area those students receiving superior ratings were the teams of Taylor Zeller and Kamryn Webkin, Anna Berhide and Sarah Klausing, Braden Decker and Carter Moore and Trevor Wurth and Dillon Elkins from Kalida; Kelsey Miller from Continental; Madison Heckman and Claire Crumrine from Glandorf; Dillon Schimmoeller from Fort Jennings; Megan Burgei, Cody Kemper and Nicole Williams from Ottoville; Austin Wagner and Cameron Hoellrich from Miller City-New Cleveland; and Addison Bonnell from St. Anthony’s.
Several students received superior ratings in the Physics category. They were the team of Josh Klausing and Connor Niese from Kalida; Alex Hoehn, Brad Schmitz and Jonathan Turnwald from Glandorf; Clayton Schnipke from Ottoville; and Kyle Schroeder from St. Anthony’s.
In the Zoology field, the students receiving a superior rating were the team of Alicia Burgei and Anna Selhost of St. Anthony’s; and Karenna Langhals a home schooled student.
Rebecca Violet from Ottoville and Justin Schnipke of Miller City-New Cleveland received superiors in the Earth and Space Science category.
One team and four individual students earned superiors in Biochemistry. They included the team of Kyona Gray and Jaylen Vandemark of Kalida and Hannah Warn of Kalida; Grace Cech, a home schooled student; Jordan Drummelsmith of Miller City-New Cleveland; and Cassandra Kemper of Ottoville.
In addition to student recognition for perfect and superior scores, 49 sponsored plaques were handed out in individual fields of entry. The Agriculture Awards, sponsored by Ottawa Feed and Grain, were won by Justin Schnipke of Miller City-New Cleveland for his project titled “Location in Putnam County or Organic Material” and by Karenna Langhals, a home schooled student for her project “Confined vs. Pastured Chickens”.
The Behavioral Science/Mental Health Services Awards, sponsored by the Pathways Counseling Center, were won by Alexis Thorbahn of Ottoville for her project “Age vs. Gender” and by Kyle Hellman of Fort Jennings for his project “Girls Pink? Boys Blue?”.
Town and Country Flowers sponsored the Botany Awards given to Tyler Ebbeskotte of Glandorf for “Adding Bananas to Pepper Plants” and to Victoria Warnecke of St. Anthony’s for “Planting Depth for Lettuce”.
Tucker’s Pharmacy of Ottawa gave a Chemistry Award to Makayla Miller of Ottoville for “Burning Rate of Candles”. Furthermore, Wal-Mart Pharmacy gave a Chemistry Award to Jon Knippen also of Ottoville for “Metal Corrosion”.
The Conservation Award, sponsored by the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District, was won by Jeremy DeMuth of Miller City for his project titled “The Effect of a Municipal Waste Water Treatment Process on Bacteria”.
The Dairy-Related Award, sponsored by Leipsic Veterinary Service, was awarded to Dominic Schroeder of Miller City for his project “Do Livestock Farms Increase Antimicrobial Resistance”.
The Putnam County Dental Association sponsored two awards that were won by Brendan Siefker of Ottoville for “Garlic: Gimmick or Great” and by Megan Burgei also of Ottoville for “The Corrosiveness of Beverages”.
The Ecological Conservation Awards, sponsored by Black Swamp Audubon Society, were won by Kristen Ellerbrock of Glandorf for “Effect of Color on Sparrow Attraction” and by Emily Annesser of Glandorf for “To What Extent Does the Amount of Sunlight Affect Species in Vernal Pools”.
The Energy awards, sponsored by the Dominion Gas, were won by Abby Schroeder of Miller City for her project titled “The Effect of Cruising Speed, Acceleration, and Deceleration on a Car’s Gas Mileage” and by Drew Grone of Fort Jennings for the project titled “Hydropower vs. Wind Power”.
The Technicon Design Group, Inc. sponsored two awards in the area of Engineering that were won by Adam Birkemeier of St. Anthony’s for “How Do Wind Turbines Affect Radio Waves?” and by Jacob Kahle of Kalida for “Roof Pitch Efficiency”. PreTalen also sponsored an Engineering award that included a cash prize and was given to Adam Birkemeier of St. Anthony’s as well.
Glandorf Warehouse sponsored an Environmental Award that was won by Derek Kemper of Ottoville for “Green Basketball”. Crop Production Services, Leipsic, sponsored two additional Environmental Awards that were given to Alexander Burgei of Ottoville for “Effects of Inorganic and Organic Fertilizer on Corn Seed Germination” and by Adam Howbert of Fort Jennings for “Soil Types and Runoff”.
The three Human Health and Physiology Awards, sponsored by St. Rita’s Ambulatory Care Center, were won by Jordan Drummelsmith of Miller City for “What Effect Does the Origin of a Scent Have On A Student’s Ability to Smell”, Addison Bonnell of St. Anthony’s for “Are Fingerprints Inherited” and by Madison Heckman of Glandorf for “How Do Different Physical Activity Levels Affect EKGs?”.
The Medical Awards sponsored by the Putnam County Medical Association were won by Jacob Williams of Continental for “Scoliosis vs. Society” and by Ryan Tabler of St. Anthony’s for “Bacteria on Flooring.”
The Putnam County Health Department sponsored the Nutrition/Fitness/Health Awards that were presented to Cody Kemper of Ottoville for “The Effects of Peanut Butter and Chocolate Milk on Glucose” and the team of Trevor Wurth and Dillon Elkins of Kalida for “Effects of Sugar Alcohols on Blood Glucose Levels.”
The Sight-Related Awards sponsored by the Glandorf and Ottawa Lions Clubs were won by Madison Langhals of St. Anthony’s for her project titled “Audio and Visual: Which Will Produce the Faster Reaction Time?” and by Madalyn Lehman of Glandorf for “How Does Fading Daylight Affect Visual Acuity?”
The Technology Award sponsored by Log On Computers was won by the team of Thomas Waldick and Bryce Hoehn of Ottoville for the project titled “Calculate This.”
Awards from Bethel Grange 2130 in Henry County for Originality and Creativity were won by Claire Crumrine of Glandorf for “What is the Effect of Temperature on the Quality of Bottled Water?”, Madison Heckman, also of Glandorf, for “How Do Different Physical Activity Levels Affect EKGs?” and by Alexis Thorbahn of Ottoville for “Does Age or a Specific Gender Affect the Contagiousness of Yawning.”
Awards from the Epilepsy Foundation of Northwest Ohio, given for the Effective Use of Scientific Method, went to the team of Anna Berhide and Sarah Klausing of Kalida for their project titled “How do Energy Drinks Affect Focus Playing a Memory Game” and also to Alexis Thorbahn of Ottoville for “Does Age or a Specific Gender Affect the Contagiousness of Yawning.”
The three Outstanding Presentation Awards, sponsored by the Retired Teachers’ Association of Henry County, were won by Emily Annesser of Glandorf for “To What Extent Does the Amount of Sunlight Effect Species in Vernal Pools,” Alexis Thorbahn of Ottoville for “Age vs. Gender” and by the team of Kyona Gray and Jaylen Vandemark of Kalida for “Hereditary Fingerprints.”
Jed and Mary Osborn and Ball Corporation sponsored three awards that each included a cash prize. The Young Scientist Challenge Award was won by Brad Schmitz of Glandorf for “Viscosity’s Relation with Heat Retention and Heat Accumulation.” The Advanced Scientist Challenge Award was won by Jeremy Smith of Fort Jennings for “Hydroponics.” The Outstanding Team Project Award was given to Josh Klausing and Connor Niese of Kalida for “Paper Airplane Flight.”