Five Ojai Valley School students, ranging from sixth to eighth grade, took top honors at the Ventura County Science Fair, with a handful qualifying to compete at the state level.
At Thursday morning’s all school meeting at the Lower Campus, science teacher Matt Inman recognized more than a dozen students for their participation in the OVS science fair. Five of those students were invited to compete in the Ventura County Science Fair, and the results of that competition were announced earlier this week.
“We had several students who were invited to participate in the state science fair, which is a super high standard,” Mr. Inman told the students, parents and teachers in attendance at the all school meeting.
The winners were: Caleb Carver, in sixth grade, won first place in Botany and is eligible to compete at the State Science Fair.
Sixth grader Hannah Little and seventh grader Alex Alvarez tied for first in Biological Production Science, and both are eligible to compete at the State Science Fair.
Eight grader Ethan Gao won second place in Mathematics, Computer Science and Electronics, while classmate Sophie Ades won an Honorable Mention in Mathematics, Computer Science and Electronics, and a Special Award from the Society of Women Engineers.
The students who qualified for the State Science Fair will attend its 66th annual event at the California Science Center on April 24-25, where they will be compete with approximately 1,000 other students ranging from grades 6-12, from 400 schools throughout California. The prizes offered add up to a total of $60,000.
The OVS community is incredibly proud of its young scientists.Share