Pictured are Allison Kohus, left, and Sydney Hamilton with their Superior-rated projects. (Submitted photos)
Pictured are Allison Kohus, left, and Sydney Hamilton with their Superior-rated projects. (Submitted photos)
The Ohio Academy of Science recently released results from the State Science Day, which was held virtually this year.

State Science Day is the pinnacle of academic achievement for students pursuing inquiry-based scientific research and engineering design. This year’s event was to have been held at the Ohio State University on Saturday, May 9. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was successfully converted to an online competition.

This spring, Lynchburg-Clay High School had six students who competed in District Science Day, received Superior ratings and advanced to State Science Day. Those students included Matthew Gossett with his project “How Rain Effects Tilled and No-Tilled Soil,” Sydney Hamilton with “The Effect of Stratification on the Germination Rate of Milkweed Seed,” Allison Kohus with “The Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on Daphnia,” Garrett Reno with “The Effect of Oral Immunotherapy on People with Food Allergies” and the team of Hunter Balon and Ashley Ernst with “Visual vs Auditory Learning.”

In order to compete in the district and state competition; these students had to answer questions, submit photos of their display boards, prepare an eight-minute presentation and submit their research reports.

Last week, the Ohio Academy of Science released the results of this year’s State Science Day. Lynchburg-Clay High School had two students who received the highest rating of Superior. These students were Sydney Hamilton with “The Effect of Stratification on Germination Rate of Milkweed” and Allison Kohus with “The Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on Daphnia.”

Matthew Gossett, Garrett Reno, Hunter Balon and Ashley Ernst received Excellent ratings with their projects.