Lehman Catholic Named Outstanding High School at District Science Fair

Andrea Wilmer

4/21/21 9:43 AM

Lehman Catholic High School received the Outstanding School Award at the Ohio Academy of Science Upper Miami Valley Virtual District Science Fair. This award recognized Lehman for receiving the highest percentage of superior ratings per the number of students participating from one school. Seven LCHS students participated along with students from Champaign, Darke, Miami, and Shelby counties. Six Lehman Catholic students received superior ratings, one student received an excellent rating and several of these students received special awards and cash prizes.

The following students received a superior rating, earning at least 36 out of 40 points. Pictured from L to R: Annamarie Stiver, Adith Joshua George, Dave Rossman, Emilee VanSkiver, Valerie Rindler, and Madison O'Leary. 



  • Madison O’Leary: Sound vs. Barrier

  • Valerie Rindler: Which dietary supplement reduces gas the most?

  • Emilee VanSkiver: Which vitamin or mineral breaks down the fastest?


  • Adith Joshua George: Creating a python model of COVID-19 progression based on flows.

  • David Rossman: Orientation Accuracy of 3-D Printer Models

  • Annamarie Stiver: Bacterial Growth with Disinfectants.

Ryan Fitchpatrick, Lehman Freshman, received an excellent rating for her project:                      Incline vs. Flexibility.

Several Lehman Catholic students received special awards and cash prizes totaling more than $800.

  • Valerie Rindler: First Place, Emerson Award for Biochemistry, Biomedical & Health Sciences

  • Emilee VanSkiver: First Place, Emerson Award for Chemistry

  • David Rossman: Second Place, Emerson Award for Material Science

  • Annamarie Stiver: Premier Health-UVMC Award for Microbiology and one free three-credit course at Edison State Community College

  • Adith Joshua George: Emerson Award for Best Shelby County Abstract

Lehman Catholic High School received the Outstanding School Award for grades 9 - 12.

The six Lehman Catholic students who received a superior rating will compete at the Virtual  State Science Day in May, where more than $1 million in scholarships and special awards will be presented.

Faculty of the Lehman Catholic Science Department who mentored the students in preparing for the event include Tracy Hall, Leah Bertke, and Sister Ginny Scherer.