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Gahanna science students and teachers recognized at OJSHS Science Symposium

Gahanna Lincoln High School science academy students and teachers brought home four awards from the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium!

Students in the Special Aspects course, part of the Science Academy, enter their science projects in this competition to compete against nearly 150 other students from across the state! The competition took place at Bowling Green State University from March 15-17.

Zack Ryan placed first and Jessica Findsen placed second overall in the 11th -12th grade poster competition. Their showcased projects were “Developing Low-Cost Augmented Reality” and “Determining the Efficacy of Essential Oils’ Bacterial Inhibition versus Commercial Deodorant.”

In the oral paper competition, Portia Baratta earned honors as Second Alternate (seventh overall) with her project “An Investigation of the Trends of Changing Chemical Composition of Biodegradable, Edible Water Bottles.” This honor also came with a $100 prize.

The two co-teachers of the course, Mr.Tyler Bruns and Mrs. Becky Rice, were awarded the Colonel George F. Leist Distinguished Teacher award. This prize is usually only awarded to one teacher each year and comes with a $500 prize for classroom/material improvements.

If you have any questions about Special Aspects, or the Science Academy, please e-mail Mr. Bruns.

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