Benjamin Logan Students Honored for Achievements at State Science Day


Benjamin Logan High School students recently attended the State Science Day Celebration of Science Showcase held at The Ohio State University.

This all-day event recognized Ohio students in grades 5-12 who earned a Superior rating on their State Science Day projects.

These students had the opportunity to present their projects, compete for additional scholarships and prizes, and engage with practitioners in their field.

Attendees at the event shared their innovative projects and posters, competing for further recognition and scholarships.

The day included a luncheon with experts in their respective topic categories, culminating in an award ceremony to honor their hard work and dedication.

We are especially proud to highlight the accomplishments of two outstanding Benjamin Logan High School students:

Winnie Bodin, Grade 10, and Dylan Vance, Grade 11:

  • Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research: Recognized for excellence in the scientific study of environmental protection or management issues relevant to Ohio. Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Development.
  • Excellence Award for Civil Engineering Projects: For outstanding projects showing the application of scientific principles in practical applications to civil works engineering. Sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Central Ohio Section & Ohio Council.

Winnie Bodin, Grade 10:

  • 2nd Place – OWEA Water Environment Science Award: For projects focused on stream water quality, water reclamation, or wastewater treatment, demonstrating creativity and proper use of the scientific method. Winnie was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, a plaque, and an award presentation at the OWEA Conference. Sponsored by the Ohio Water Environment Association.
  • Stone Laboratory Scholarship: For outstanding projects in botany, chemistry, energy and environmental sciences, microbiology, and zoology. The award includes room and meals for a one-week summer introductory course at Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory, Gibraltar Island, Put-in-Bay. Sponsored by The Friends of Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University.
  • Ohio Northern University State Science Day Scholarship: For outstanding performance on a state science day project, with the award being a $2,000 renewable scholarship for up to three additional years, contingent on enrollment in a STEM area at Ohio Northern University. Sponsored by Ohio Northern University.

Dylan Vance, Grade 11:

  • 1st Place – American Water Works Association Award: For outstanding projects focusing on drinking water, including analytical techniques associated with drinking water and analyzing drinking water quality. Dylan received a $250 award. Sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Ohio Section.