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In a remarkable display of academic prowess, Hadley Hoovler, a freshman from Mansfield Senior High School has secured a place in the Ohio State University’s Stone Lab Summer Research Program. This year, Hadley will be engaging in the college-level research class “Introduction to Biological Studies: Aquatic Biology,” marking a significant milestone as the program typically enrolls students from the 10th grade and above.

Scholarships Seal the Deal

Hadley’s acceptance into this prestigious program is complemented by the award of two scholarships covering the entire cost. These scholarships are provided by the Ohio Association of Gifted Students and the Ohio State University School of Environment and Resources: Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab. This financial support not only underscores Hadley’s academic merit but also her potential to contribute meaningfully to environmental research.

A Hub for Critical Research

The Stone Laboratory, nestled on Gibraltar Island near South Bass Island in Lake Erie, stands as a beacon for freshwater research and education. Since its establishment in 1895 and operation under The Ohio State University since 1925, the lab has been at the forefront of addressing critical issues like invasive species and toxic algal blooms that threaten Lake Erie’s ecosystem.

Educational Opportunities and Public Engagement

Beyond research, Stone Lab is dedicated to education, offering various programs and classes to Ohio State students and other participants interested in environmental sciences. The island is not only a research hub but also a historical site, featuring the Cooke Castle and the Aquatic Visitors Center managed by Ohio Sea Grant. During the summer, the lab opens its doors to the public, including access to the South Bass Island Lighthouse, allowing visitors to explore its rich history and ongoing research efforts.

Hadley’s Bright Future

Hadley’s early success is a testament to her dedication and the support of her community, embodying the true spirit of TYger pride. As she prepares to embark on this exciting educational journey, her achievements not only highlight her individual potential but also set a stellar example for her peers.

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