Three Upper Arlington High School students have been honored with Governor's Awards from the Ohio Academy of Science.

Three Upper Arlington High School students have been honored with Governor's Awards from the Ohio Academy of Science.

Kevin A. Yuh, a sophomore at UAHS, placed first in the information and technology research division. He will receive a $1,250 scholarship.

Nathan M. Lord, a senior at UAHS, placed third in the manufacturing science division. He will receive a $500 scholarship.

Nick A. Mohr, a sophomore at UAHS, placed second in the materials science division. He will receive a $750 scholarship.

They are among 12 outstanding STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students recognized for demonstrating excellence in student research.

St. Agatha student Luke Fetch was one of 12 students in grades 7-9 who received recognition certificates. He was honored for placing second in the manufacturing science division.

STEM students presented their research projects at State Science Day earlier this year. A panel of 50 industry, government and academic professionals judged the projects.

STS Foundation, a nonprofit student exchange organization, is seeking Upper Arlington residents interested in hosting an exchange student.

Two students STS needs host families for are Ricardo, 18, and Solveig, 15.

Ricardo is from Caracas, Venezuela. His favorite sport is baseball, but he also plays basketball, soccer, volleyball and tennis. He is eager to learn about American culture and make new friends.

Solveig is from Mannheim, Germany. She loves soccer, swimming, biking, reading and cooking. She is excited to attend an American high school.

Both Ricardo and Solveig are excellent students and have their own spending money and health insurance.

Host families provide a separate bed, family meals and a safe environment. Interested families may call Lillian at (800) 522-4678 or e-mail lillian@stsfoundation.org.

More information is available online at www.stsfoundation.org.