PRSD students showcase projects at Peace Country Regional Science Fair
Peace Country students headed into their Easter Break on a high note after wrapping up the Peace Country Regional Science Fair (PCRSF) March 23-24 at the Belle Petroleum Centre. Students came from 13 schools across the Peace region to display their science projects and compete for prizes as well as a chance to take their projects to the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). The top five students from the regional fair will be travelling to Montreal to participate in the national fair from May 14 – 21.
Projects were submitted to one of three categories: Biotechnology, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Health and Life Sciences and Physical, Earth and Chemical Sciences. Awards were handed out in each submission category in addition to special, industry specific, awards and the Grand Awards which included Awards of Excellence and Best in Fair.
Participants also had the opportunity to pitch their projects to a panel of judges in The Bear Cave for a chance to win cash prizes and to receive valuable feedback and support. Thank you to River City Cinema for hosting and to judges Sherry Hilton, Deb Kalyn, Dan Dibbelt and Carolyn Kolebaba.
PRSD students from Dixonville School, Hines Creek Composite School, Menno Simons Community School, T.A. Norris School and Peace River High School all entered projects in the fair. “Congratulations to all of the students who entered the fair this year, you should all be very proud of your projects” said Board Chair Darren Kuester. “Students work really hard on these projects and the regional fair is a great opportunity to compare their research and ideas to those of their peers and to share what they’ve learned with each other.”
Congratulations to T.A. Norris Student Isabel Shewchuk (grade 8) who won a gold medal in the Health and Life Sciences category for her project on Sun Protection.
Congratulations as well to Peace River High School student Polina Reisbig (grade 9) whose project Highlighting The Brain won a silver medal.
Thank you to all the sponsors and organizers for providing such an excellent opportunity for students throughout the region to come together and celebrate science and learning.
Platinum Sponsors: Shell Canada, Richardson Pioneer, DMI, The Alberta Government, GPRC
Gold Sponsors: Belle Petroleum Centre, Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre
Silver Sponsors: DJ Kent Schumaker, Tim Hortons, River City Cinema, Genome Alberta, Rock and Bowl, ATCO Electric, Freson IGA, YL Country, KIX FM