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Top projects named at P.E.I. Science Fair

Sophie MacDonald, from the left, Aiden Stewart, Joe Moak, Premier Wade MacLauchlan, Davis Nicholson, Neleah Lavoie (4-H Finalist for province), and Abby Chapman.
Sophie MacDonald, from the left, Aiden Stewart, Joe Moak, Premier Wade MacLauchlan, Davis Nicholson, Neleah Lavoie (4-H Finalist for province), and Abby Chapman. - Submitted

More than $15,000 in prizes were presented to young scientists

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - More than 210 young scientists from 27 Island school were awarded for their outstanding projects at the 2018 P.E.I. Science Fair ceremony, which was held recently at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.

“Every year, I am amazed by the level of curiosity, creativity and courage demonstrated by these young learners. Thank you to the many volunteers, judges and community partners who come together every year at the Fair to support these young learners and celebrate their accomplishments,” said Bill Whelan, the co-chairman of the Fair.

In the spotlight were 152 science projects that were placed in front of 100 judges. Projects were also presented to other students, as well as members of the general public.

During the ceremony over $15,000 in prizes, provided by 47 community partners, were presented to young scientists.

The event included students participating in tours of UPEI science labs and in hands-on activities provided by Bricks-4-Kidz, Let’s Talk Science and UPEI Engineering.

Award winners

  • Lieutenant Governor’s Award: Sophie MacDonald, of Bluefield Senior High
  • Senior Best in Fair: Amahri Young, of Bluefield Senior High
  • Intermediate Best in Fair: Sophie MacDonald, of Bluefield Senior High; Abby Chapman, of Birchwood Intermediate; Ahnais Young, of Bluefield Senior High
  • Intermediate honourable mention: Matt Nicholson, Seth Gilroy, of Bluefield Senior High; Emily Fennessey, Heidi Thibodeau, of ME Callaghan Intermediate
  • Junior Best in Fair: Aiden Stewart, of Queen Charlotte Intermediate; Davis Nicholson, Jospeh Moak, of Gulf Shore Consolidated; Jonah Wood, of Stonepark Intermediate
  • Junior honourable mention: Andrew Clow, of Birchwood Intermediate; Harmony Wills, of East Wiltshire Intermediate; Anna Jackson, of East Wiltshire Intermediate; Nicolas Dickieson, of Immanuel Christian; Krissa Reeves-Baker, of Kensington Intermediate Senior High; Lauren Johnston, Sarah Birch, Emily Ramsay, of Summerside Intermediate
  • Top projects Grade 4: Ethan Lowther and Benjamin Alain, of Ecole Francois-Buote; Ava Davis, of Englewood Consolidated; Quinn Gavin, Clare Philpott, of Greenfield Elementary, Beckett Quinn, Kai Gillan-Johnson, of West Kent Elementary
  • Top Projects Grade 5: Kaleb Dodds, Emmalee McGuigan, Kathryn Wile, Levi Driscoll, and Aiden MacEwen, of Elm Street Elementary; Alivia Johnston, of Greenfield Elementary; Grace Simmons, of Parkside Elementary; Anna Arsenault, Becca Harper, of St. Louis Elementary; Alex Nicholson, MacKinnon, Alexandra Murphy, Rebecca Lopez-Diaz, of West Kent Elementary
  • Top Projects Grade 6: Ethan Matheson, of Alberton Elementary; Forest McPhee, of Central Queens Elementary; Ava Pomeroy, of Greenfield Elementary; Kade Lavoie, of Gulf Shore Consolidated; Colby Matheson, Will Yeo, Hayden Rajamanie, Emma Wheatley, and Carly McCarron, of L.M. Montgomery Elementary; Jannah McCallum and Julia Yetman, of West Royalty Elementary.

Five students from Grades 7-12 were selected to represent the province at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in Ottawa in May.

More than $1 million in prizes and scholarships will be awarded to Sophie MacDonald, a Grade 10 student from Bluefield Senior High; Abby Chapman, a Grade 9 from Birchwood Intermediate; Aiden Stewart, a Grade 8 student from Queen Charlotte Intermediate; Davis Nicholson and Joe Moak, Grade 7 students from Gulf Shore Consolidated.

For more information on the Fair, visit peisciencefair.ca.

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