Five of six Village Academy students who competed in State Science Day received "superior" rankings, and one student received a "good" ranking.

Five of six Village Academy students who competed in State Science Day received "superior" rankings, and one student received a "good" ranking.

Two of the students received sponsored awards at the May 11 event, presented by the Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) and held at the Ohio State University.

Academy sophomore Maddie Fuller won the $15,000 Ohio Wesleyan University State Science Day scholarship, renewable up to three times, for her project, "Tocotrinol vitamin E protection against acute ischemic stroke."

Fuller also was invited to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as an observer. The fair was held in Phoenix May 12 through 17.

Eighth-grader Srinath Seshadri took second place from the Chemical Society Columbus Branch for his project, "From grass to gas: An ethanol yield comparison between corn and M. sinensis." Seshadri received $150 and a certificate of achievement.

Students from more than 300 schools each year compete for more than $4.5 million in STEM scholarships and awards at the OAS State Science Day.

For more information, visit ohiosci.org/ ssd.htm.