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Tipp City Schools Take Top Honors At 2010 State Science Day

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Receiving the “Harold C. Shaw Memorial Outstanding School Award” trophy for Tippecanoe High School is THS student, Steven Chaney, who also received a four year pin for his participation in the state event for multiple years.

Ten students representing the Tipp City School District presented their scientific research projects to judges at the 2010 State Science Day on Saturday, May 8 at The Ohio State University in Columbus.  All ten students did exceptionally well with most receiving superior scores as well as earning a number of special awards.

While the students competed individually, their combined efforts secured the Ohio Academy of Sciences’ “Harold C. Shaw Memorial Outstanding School Award” for Tipp City Schools, not once, but twice!  Several Ohio schools received the award, but the Tipp City School District was the only district to have both its high school and middle school qualify.  Among the criteria listed, a school must have four or more students earn a superior score on their project.

The Tippecanoe High School and Middle School Science Fair Program is only in its sixth season.  Coordinators for the program are at THS, science teachers Scott Snyder and Jim Moore, and at TMS, teacher Len Kenyon.  The local science fair is supported by Tippecanoe STEAM Boosters, Inc. and its members.

Receiving the “Harold C. Shaw Memorial Outstanding School Award” trophy for Tippecanoe Middle School are TMS students, Thomas Chaney, Sammie Rowland, and Kyla Jones.

Tippecanoe Students Compete at State Science Day

Six Tippecanoe High School and four Middle School students competed successfully in the Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day held at The Ohio State University in Columbus on Saturday, May 08, 2010.  Over 1100 students from across the state participated in the all day event with a total of $2.3 million distributed as scholarships and awards.  Students exhibited projects in science, technology, engineering and mathematics which they worked on from last September through February of this year.  All ten students did exceptionally well with most receiving superior scores as well as earning a number of special individual awards.

Tipp City students competing were, from THS- Andrew Abboud, eleventh grade, Superior rating (39.5/40 points), Future Physician – Scientist Award – $500, Ohio State University Biological Sciences Scholarship – $500 (renewable 3 additional years), University of Toledo Science Achievement Scholarship – $1500 (renewable 3 additional years); Chris Bruening, twelfth grade, Superior rating (36/40), Award for Outstanding Statistical Analysis; Steven Chaney, eleventh grade, Superior rating (39/40), received 4 year SSD pin; Alexandra Robbins, eleventh grade, Excellent rating; Briana Schultz, twelfth grade, Superior rating (36/40); and Hannah Walker, tenth grade, (36/40); from TMS – Thomas Chaney, sixth grade, Superior rating (36/40); Kyla Jones, seventh grade, Superior rating (37/40), Outstanding Physics Project Award; Sammie Rowland, sixth grade, Superior rating (39.5/40), and Elizabeth Walker, seventh grade, Superior rating, (36/40), Milt Austin Aquatic Sciences Award, Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Outstanding Naturalist Award.

All of these students are to be congratulated.  They did a great job presenting their projects and representing Tipp City Schools.