Students from Portage County were among more than 180 students whose exceptional academic work was showcased during Baldwin Wallace University's Ovation Festival 2017.
The following local students presented their work:
Miranda Bennett of Randolph, a graduate of Waterloo High School majoring in communication studies, presented a poster titled "Jealousy Expression, Love Styles, and Relationship Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships."
Cassidy Lowden of Kent, a graduate of Field High School, presented a poster titled "Gender Bias in the 2016 Presidential Election."
Kyle Messner of Aurora, a graduate of Aurora High School, presented a poster titled "Slavic Village: What's the Matter?"
Olivia Pollack of Aurora, a graduate of Aurora High School majoring in international studies and public health, gave oral presentations titled "The Influence of the Cold War on Relations between the United States and Cuba" and "Translating Foster Care Children's Letters for COARPM (Community of Oscar Arnulfo Romero Peace Mission)."
Zachary Sluzala of Aurora, a graduate of Strongsville Sr. High School majoring in neuroscience psychology and psychology, presented a poster titled "Initial Assessment of Estrogen's Role in Sex Differences Seen in Psychophysical Sucrose Taste Detection."
Now in its 10th year, Ovation is a 10-day festival that recognizes student success in research and scholarship, the arts, experiential learning and leadership, and athletics.
The signature event is the Day of Excellence, which features exceptional student achievements from every school of the University. Students demonstrate their achievements by performing original musical compositions or short plays; reading original essays, stories or poems; giving video or slide presentations; exhibiting artwork; or presenting research posters.