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MVS Ninth Grader Wins Prize for Pollinator Research

April 18, 2023
Tyler Benedict
Congratulations to MVS ninth grader Mia Byarlay, who took home one of five Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Awards at the District 10 Science Day competition! Mia researched the different pesticides collected in pollen from honeybees and small carpenter bees (ceratina) in the local region, using gas chromatography mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry to detect pesticide content. In addition to a cash prize, Mia earned a Superior rating for her project, the highest classification possible, making her eligible for the State Science Day competition.
210 students from 25 area schools took part in this year’s District 10 Science Day, sponsored by the Ohio Academy of Science.

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