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April 2, 2005

This news release is from the organizers of the Quinte Regional Science and Technolgoy Fair.

Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair Results
The 45th Annual Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair was held at the Quinte Mall in Belleville, Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. About 200 colourful, well researched projects from all over Hastings and Prince Edward counties from Grades 4 to 12 were on display. About 280 students took part. During the fair, students competed for honours and awards in many categories as they made presentations to the judges.

Throughout the morning, students were interviewed extensively during the first round of judging. First, Second, Third and Honourable Mentions, when warranted, 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 Canada Wide Science Fair Awards are of note because they include an all expenses paid trip to Vancouver, British Columbia for eight days, a value of $1,500.

The six deserving winners are:

Over 90 judges worked very hard during the day to both 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.

Besides the judges, there were many people operating behind the scenes, all on a volunteer basis, to help the fair run smoothly. Our Patron and Major Sponsors provided enough funds to send our six qualifiers to the Canada Wide Science Fair, while our remaining Sponsors supplied prizes in the forms of cash, trophies and this year an operating telescope. This fair is truly a community effort.

However, the central and most endearing part of this event is the enthusiasm of the students. As soon as you ask many of them about their project, it is like turning on a tap as all kinds of information comes forth. Topic titles are always creative: Propeller Pitch; Feathairy Solutions; Trees To Trash; Magnetic Corruption; and What’s Hot? What’s Not!. Ten of our great communicators won telephones or other prizes in a draw during the awards ceremony held at 4:00 at the Kindness Court of the Quinte Mall.

On the following pages, are listed the first place winners in each group of five to seven projects and the Specialty Award Winners including the Canada Wide Science Fair Awards.

Contact Person: Christopher Spencer, Publicity Chair
Quinte Regional Science & Technology Fair
Park Dale Public School, 73 Poplar St.,
Belleville, Ont., K8P 4J3 (613) 962-1341

A special thank you to all our sponsors:
Nortel Networks; Ameresco Canada Inc.; Autosystems; Essroc Canada Inc.; Interface Flooring Systems (Canada) Inc.; Kiwanis Club of Tweed; Roger Levesque; Lions Club of Frankford Procter & Gamble Inc.; Professional Engineers of Ontario.