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Middle school science fair draws 120

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Seventh-grader Eva Lauer explains her project judge Janet Steele during the Westerville Middle School Science Fair on Feb. 8.

One hundred and twenty students from the district's middle schools participated in the Westerville Middle School Science Fair held Feb. 8, at Walnut Springs Middle School.

Fifty-two received the highest rating, qualifying to compete at the District Science Fair to be held at Columbus State Community College on March 14.

Moving forward from Blendon Middle School is Luke Ottersbach.

Genoa students advancing to the District Science Fair are Molly Bloor, Olivia Devine, Nikita Nair, Brianna Smith, Amber Hockstok, Camron Hubble, Ilyada Sen, Jacob Yaussy, Luke Chops, Jack McLean, Eli Melko, Madison Seabury, Matt Shallenberger, Danielle Shuttleworth, Cory Blankenship, Jacob Borcila, Lara Detrick, Ben Middleton, Gray Sobel, Malia White, Matt Boller, Kendal Seabury, Adriane Thompson, Ryan Bussard and Elisabeth Steele.

Qualifying Heritage students are Cheyney Carr, Kasyn Scarantine, Ema Rennie, Henry Robbins, Austin Yanichko, Brian Courts, Jennifer Courts and Jack Lovell.

Walnut Springs qualifiers are Lillie Garee, Marin Kalista, Morgan Kalista, Mackenzie Madden, Gracey Neal, Jack Newman, Nya Olmsted, Max Pike, Bryce Gabelman, Ali Khan, Noah Polak, Nolan Todys, Josh Coffey, Miranda Hilt, Kaleigh Rudge, Grace Yingling, Audrey Hollerich and Evan Voneman.

The following students received special awards:

* Elijah Rex (Walnut Springs), Rookie of the Year award.

* Harry Passerrello (Walnut Springs), Most Creative Display Board.

* Alyssa Gaskill and Daisy Roberts (Walnut Springs), Most Creative Display Board.

* Emma Wilson and Alison Benner (Genoa), Most Creative Title, "Through the Eyes of the Goat."