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Students awarded medals at Canada Wide Science Fair

Finalists from the Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair recently participated in the 50th Annual Canada Wide Science Fair, held in Toronto. At the awards ceremony, held at Roy Thompson Hall on Thursday, May 19th, three of the QRSTF participants received honours over and above the reward of competing with the brightest students from across the country.

This year’s fair showcased 426 projects presented by 509 students from every province and territory in Canada. Grade 8 student Theresa DeCola from Frankford Public School was awarded a silver medal at her first Canada Wide experience. Govind Pisharodi, a first-time participant in Grade 7 from Harry J Clarke Public School. Newcomer to this competition, Jenny Xue, a Grade 11 student from Moira Secondary School was awarded a bronze medal in the senior division. This award can also be translated into $1,000 scholarships at the University of Ottawa and the University of Western Ontario. The younger students also have an opportunity to benefit from their wins with scholarships to the University of Western Ontario ($1,000 for bronze, $2,000 for silver).

This is not the first time the Quinte Regional fair has produced success at the national level, last year the team brought home the "Best in Fair" prize, and previous years have also seen many accolades returning to the region.

These outstanding young scientists should be congratulated for their efforts and hopefully their success will lead more students from the area to participate in next year’s Quinte Regional Science Fair.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

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