MVCTC Students Compete in Virtual State Science Day


Eighty students from seventeen local schools recently competed successfully in the 2022 Online “Virtually Judged” Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day held in May of this year. After seventy-one years of live State Science Day competitions, the last three years required State Science Day to be held as an online platform due to the COVID-19 restrictions on large events. Over 600 students from across the state participated in the competition where a total of almost one-half million dollars was distributed as scholarships and awards. Students presented independent research projects in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. All of the local students did exceptionally well with forty of them receiving superior scores.

Receiving Superior ratings from Miami Valley CTC -

  • Gabrielle Allen (Sports Medicine/Trotwood-Madison)
  • Katherine Daugherty (Sports Medicine/Eaton)
  • Kiera Elliott (Sports Medicine/Eaton)
  • Reina Frame (Sports Medicine/Valley View)
  • Elizabeth Maxwell (Sports Medicine/Bethel)
  • Hannah Rademachir (Sports Medicine/Arcanum)

Awards and scholarships earned from from Miami Valley CTC –

  • Gabrielle Allen, (Sports Medicine/Trotwood-Madison) University of Akron scholarship $1,500 (renewable);
  • Hayden Bratton, (Sports Medicine/Eaton) U. NW Ohio Robotics and Automation Technology scholarship $40,000;
  • Jessica Houseman (Sports Medicine/Northmont) American Statistical Assn. Award 1st place; 

Upper Miami Valley Science Days provides the opportunity for students, grades 5-12, in Champaign, Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties, to complete and present original scientific research. This program is organized and supported by many area schools, teachers, parents, Edison Community College, and a number of businesses, professionals, community organizations, and other interested individuals. For additional information, go to the UMVSD website at: