Local students win big at Rideau St. Lawrence Regional Science Fair


submitted by Gord Eamer and Matthew Wilson

On Friday, March 31, the 62nd Rideau St. Lawrence Regional Science Fair was held at the Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing in Brockville. After two years of virtual fairs, this represented a return to an in-person event. Some local North Grenville students were in attendance and saw great success. 

“We had 28 projects and 42 students attend the Science Fair in Brockville,” said NGDHS teacher Matthew Wilson. “North Grenville did extremely well, walking away with a total of 32 different awards. We also have four students – Lincoln Booth, Karis Wood, Savannah Sharko and Briyanna Wilberforce – who won Best of Fair awards. This earns these four students a week-long trip to Edmonton, Alberta for the Canada Wide Science Fair, which takes place May 14th – 19th.”

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A total of forty (40) projects, prepared by fifty-five (55) students from four area schools competed in the Fair. The projects were judged against their peers in a total of six categories in the morning session. The afternoon judging focused on special awards along with the selection of Best of Fair, Best Junior and Second Best of Fair. Winning projects at the regional fair are provided the opportunity to move forward to the Canada Wide Science Fair to be held May 14th to 19th in Edmonton Alberta.

The Award Ceremony was held at 3:00 p.m., with students, teachers, parents, sponsors, and local dignitaries in attendance. Awards were presented for each category along with twenty-five (25) special awards. Total award money of over $1,900 was presented along with four trips to Canada Wide Science Fair with a value of $2,000 each. 


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