WL-S Middle School qualifies for State Science Olympiad

The West Liberty-Salem Middle School team received fourth place at the Piqua Regional Tournament Saturday, and has qualified for the State Science Olympiad Tournament for the 10th year in a row. 

The state tournament is slated for Saturday, April 11, at The Ohio State University campus. 

At the regional event, 20 team members won awards in 15 different events, including three gold medals and four silver medals.  

At the high school level, all six team members from West Liberty-Salem won medals at the regional competition. 

Student results are as follows: 

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Middle school — Olivia Jacquemart and Lauren Fowler, Bio-Process Lab, second place; Kayla Hudson and Hailey Duncan, Disease Detective, sixth; Zach McCall and Tyler Motzko, Dynamic Planet, sixth; Cade Clerico and Tyler Motzko, fifth, and Zane Woodruff and Ryan Motzko, sixth, Elastic Launched Glider; Olivia Jacquemart and Lauren Fowler, Entomology, fifth; Cade Clerico and Sam Benedict, fourth, and Jaden Marchal and Graham Higgins, fifth, Fossils; Lauren Fowler and Kayla Hudson, Green Generation, fourth; Cade Clerico and Sam Benedict, Meteorology, second; Emily Palmer, Hailey Duncan, and Lee Ackley, Picture This, sixth; Cade Clerico and Isaac Riblet, Road Scholar, third; Lee Ackley and Hailey Duncan, Robo-Cross, second; Cade Clerico and Michael Farquharson, Simple Machines, first; Paul Kauffman and Zach McCallm, Solar System, fifth; Michael Farquharson and Zach McCall, Wheeled Vehicle, first; Lauren Fowler and Kayla Hudson, Write It/Do It, first. 

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High school — Miranda Etgen and Connor Motzko, Mission Possible, first; Connor Motzko and Miranda Etgen, Bungie Drop, third; Tim McCall and Miranda Etgen, Wright Stuff, third; Rachel Hostetler and Nathaniel Benedict, Air Trajectory, fourth; Ian Higgins and Tim McCall, Disease Detective, fifth; Connor Motzko and Ian Higgins, Fossils, fifth; Ian Higgins and Nathaniel Benedict, Bridge Building, sixth. 

The high school coach is John Benedict, and middle school coaches include Cameron Spencer, Jim Naderer, Jim Hoffman, Steve McCall, Mary Benedict, John Benedict, Colin Fowler, Joe Farquharson, Jim Lemon, Hal Ackley and Lori Ackley. 

 

 

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Take a tractor to school day

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Riverside High School FFA member Derek Strayer leaves the school parking lot Thursday on a New Holland tractor. He and fellow FFA students Robbie Strayer, in the Case IH; Wesley Kidder, on the Ford; Nick Smith on the Ferguson and Lucas Roderick, who is not pictured but brought the John Deere tractor, each came to school on tractors as part of their observance of FFA week, which they postponed from a previous date because of cold weather. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

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Yoder takes oath

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Logan County Auditor Michael E. Yoder takes an oath of office Friday flanked by his sisters, Marie Baughman, left, and Marcia Crissman, right. Logan County Family Court Judge Kim Kellogg- Martin administered the oath in the Logan County Annex office complex. This is his fifth full term in office. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

 

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West Liberty firefighters benefit from farmer’s donation

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David Turner of rural Bellefontaine selected the West Liberty Fire Department to receive a $2,500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanta Fund.

 

Since 2010, the America’s Farmers campaign and programs have advocated on behalf of farmers and their efforts to meet society’s needs through agriculture and have donated more than $16.5 million to some 7,300 community organizations across rural America.

 

The donation will be used by the West Liberty Fire Department to purchase a set of turnout gear which costs around $2,500.

 

“We try to replace some every year,” said Conrad Hostetler, fire chief, about the bunker pants, coat, boots and helmet that comprise the set. “It is important for the 23 men that protect six different townships to be safe.”

 

The Monsants program offers farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to their favorite community nonprofit organization. One winner is selected in each of the 1,324 counties in 40 states. 

 

To learn more, visit www.americasfarmers.com.

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