Congratulations to Moira Secondary School student Olivia Geen, and Stirling Senior Public School student Michael Brogee, for being finalists at the Canada Wide Science Fair. Geen received two bronze medals in the Earth & Environmental Sciences and Environmental Innovation categories for her project Hygroscopic Soil Additives and their Effects on Field Capacity and Soil Leachate. Brogee received an Honourable Mention in the Environmental Innovation category for his project Powerwalk.
Two other students from the district also earned spots at the national fair: Garland Conley from Stirling Senior Public School entered his project Stop the Flood; Ashley Millette from Moira Secondary School entered her project Ommochromes vs. Pteridines. Although they did not place in their categories, they gained valuable experience and inspiration.
"The students represented our region very well. They were enthusiastic to attend this year’s event and eagerly explored Winnipeg. We are extremely proud of their achievements!" remarked teacher and chaperone Scott Berry. "This young team spoke volumes for the quality, and values we place on education in our region," he added.
The 2009 Canada Wide Science Fair took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba earlier this month and involved students in Grades 7 to 12 from all of the provinces and territories. These budding scientists showcased their projects for judges, local school children and the public. The students not only competed for prize money, scholarships and grants, they also fostered friendships with fellow students from across the country.
The Canada Wide Science Fair Committee, Youth Science Canada, and its sponsors provide over $1 million in prizes which were awarded in nine different divisions at the afternoon ceremony on Friday, May 16, 2009.
More about the Canada Wide Science Fair is available online at http://www.cwsf2009.ca