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Local students win big in best-ever showing at Canada-Wide Science Fair

Posted by Adam in Education, 5/16/2019

The Canada-Wide Science Fair has been taking place in Fredericton, New Brunswick this week. At the event are 500 of Canada’s brightest young minds vying for nearly $1 million in prizes as awarded by about 325 judges. 

Amongst the participants are the best-of-the-best from the Western Manitoba Science Fair, the Top Four Grade 7-12 projects judged locally last Month at an event held at the BU Healthy Living Centre. The awards ceremony was held this afternoon, where the local contingent came home with a bevy of honours.

Emily Robb’s project, “Grow Big or Grow Home - The Roots to Hydroponic Success,” netted her a Gold medal in the Intermediate category. Robb also earned the Challenge Award in the Environmental category as well as the Nutrients for Life Foundation Award, which goes to a senior project that relates to fertilizers, plants and soil science. With the honour comes $1000 in cash

Amy Gudmundson earned a silver medal in the Intermediate category for her project titled “Le système flash de surveillance du glucose et la dermatite – l’enquête débute !.” Earlier she was presented as the winner of the SHAD Scholarship Award, $1000 toward entrance in a SHAD program, a month-long program hosted at a Canadian University focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. 

Aiden Simard ("Adolescent Anxiety and Social Media"), who won best of show at the Westman event, won an Excellence award - bronze medal in the senior category nationally. 

Rayna Shepherd, a Gold winner in the 7-8 Individual category at the Westman fair, saw her project “Energy Drink Effects on Blood Pressure and Heart Rate” also be very well-received in New Brunswick. 

All-told everything amounts to the most awards ever won by a local contingent at the national fair. A huge congrats to everyone for representing our corner of the Province so well!

For more info, a full page has been setup on the WMSF website on the group, their projects and their experiences this week at https://www.wmsf.com/cwsf-2019


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