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Congratulations to Science Fair winners

Congratulations to students who were honoured at the 52nd Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair held at Loyalist College last Saturday.

About 150 colourful, well researched projects from 200 Grade 4 to 12 students at 25 schools throughout Hastings County and Prince Edward County were on display. Over 90 judges worked very hard during the day to evaluate and encourage the students. As part of the judging process every student received a written list of comments on how they might improve their future projects.

Throughout the morning, students were interviewed extensively during the first round of judging. First, Second, Third and Honourable Mentions were awarded to each group of five to eight projects. A second round of judging was used to determine the best in each grade, specialty awards and the Canada Wide Science Fair awards.

The following students from Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board received awards.

Best in Grade 5
Criteria: Best of all Grade 5 first place projects
TIM KEHOE, Marmora Senior Public School
Project: Water Power

Best in Grade 7
Criteria: Best of all Grade 7 first place projects
GOVIND PISHARODI, Harry J. Clarke Public School, Destinations Programme
Project: Biofuels vs. Fossil Fuels

Best of Grade 11 & 12
Criteria: Best of all Grade 11 & 12 first place projects
JENNY XUE, Moira Secondary School
Project: Does light at night boost appetite?

City of Belleville/Veridian Award
Criteria: Awarded to the project at each level that best demonstrates information or an experiment that pertains to fish, their habit, protection or invasive species.

Grade 4 to 6
TESSA BRANT, OLIVIA CROUSE, Athol Central Public School
Project: Growing With Greywater

Grade 7 & 8
HARRISON CLARKE, DYLAN HANNAH, Harry J. Clarke Public School, Destinations Programme
Project: Slip n’ Slide No More

Brain Injury Association Quinte District Award
Criteria: Awarded to a project that deals with the brain, brain injury or safety
JAYDEN HAIGHT, Park Dale School
Project: Brain Damage

Professional Engineers Award, Grades 4 to 6
Criteria: Awarded to the best project that demonstrates the use of engineering principles in Grades 4 to 6
TIM KEHOE, Marmora Senior Public School
Project: Water Power

Kevin Sue-Chue-Lam Math and Chemistry Award, Grades 4 to 8
Criteria: Awarded for the best Math or Chemistry project in Grades 4 to 8. Kevin was a Bayside student who participated
at Canada Wide Science Fair for six years.
JACQUELINE BOND, Frankford Public School
Project: What metal corrodes the fastest?

Best Innovation in the Use of Technology
Criteria: Awarded to the project that displayed the best innovative use of technology
LEAH MARGETSON, Harry J. Clarke Public School, Destinations Programme
Project: Innovating Passive Solar Energy

Arlyne Gallespe Astronomy Prize
Criteria: Awarded to the project that displayed the best use of astronomical concepts

Telescope
THERESA DeCOLA, Frankford Public School
Project: Spirit Mission by Therea’s Interplanetary Shipping

Meteorite Display and Book
CALEB SAYER, Foxboro Public School
Project: It’s Just A Phase

Meteorite
ASHLEY FOX, KASSIDY BENTLEY, College Street Public School
Project: Eclipse

Meteorite
ZOE JACQUES, TATIANA RUTTAN, College Street Public School
Project: Mars

UOIT Innovation Award
Criteria: Awarded to the Junior, Intermediate or Senior projects demonstrating the most innovative development, adaptation, or use of technology in any subject area
JENNY XUE, Moira Secondary School
Project: Does light at night boost appetite?

Environmental Innovator Award
Criteria: Awarded to an outstanding project in Grade 7 -12 in any category which demonstrates a creative approach to an environmental problem that could lead to cleaner air, land and/or water.
GIOVIND PISHARODI, Harry J. Clarke Public School, Destinations Programme
Project: Biofuels vs. Fossil Fuels

People’s Choice Award
Criteria: Awarded to the project in each grade level, by other exhibitors in that grade up to Grade 8 and another one for Grade 9 to 12; projects exemplify innovation and excellence in science and technology

ZOE JACQUES, TATIANA RUTTAN, College Street Public School
Project: Mars

THEODORE BURELLE, STUART LUPENETTE, Susanna Moodie Elementary School
Project: The Sneater Heater

GRACIE PHILLIPS, Stirling Senior Public School
Project: Feed the Yeast

Canada Wide Science Fair Winners
Criteria: Presented to the overall winners; these students proceed to the Canada Wide Science Fair to be held in Toronto

JENNY XUE, Moira Secondary School
Project: Does light at night boost appetite?

GIOVIND PISHARODI, Harry J. Clarke Public School, Destinations Programme
Project: Biofuels VS. Fossil Fuels

THERESA DeCOLA, Frankford Public School
Project: Spirit Mission by Therea’s Interplanetary Shipping

University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship
Criteria: The Faculties of Engineering, Science and Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa award a $1,000 admission scholarship to the most deserving Senior project from each region. The intent of this award is to honour the top Senior project and encourage the winner to pursue university studies in health, sciences or technology. The scholarship will be applied to the tuition fees when the student registers in an undergraduate program at the Faculties of Engineering, Science or Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa; $1,00 applies to first-year tuition

JENNY XUE, Moira Secondary School
Project: Does light at night boost appetite?
 

SciTech Ontario Stepping Stone Award
Criteria: This award of $650 is provided by SciTech Ontario to be used in sending the top project of the Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair to the Canada Wide Science Fair

JENNY XUE, Moira Secondary School
Project: Does light at night boost appetite?

Canada-Wide Science Fair will be hosted in Toronto from May 14 to 21, 2011. It began in 1962 in Ottawa. In 1963 it was held in the basement of Casa Loma in Toronto.

 

For information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613.966.1170 or 1 800 267.4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: April 4, 2011 at 8:53 am