The Cafetorium at North Grenville District High School was bursting with excitement on Friday at the awards ceremony for their Fifth Annual Intermediate Science Fair. The Grade 7 and 8 students came up with many fun and interesting projects in many different categories, including: mechanical engineering, health studies, human studies, food chemistry, general biology, general chemistry, flight physics, general physics, product testing, fluid chemistry and sports science.
There were First, Second and Third place winners in each category, as well as one or two Honourable Mentions. Special awards included one for Best Visual Display, Environmental Project, Computer Technology, and Animal Husbandry and Health. The special awards were presented by the President of the Rotary Club, Jo-Anne Bell; Rotary is the title sponsor for the Science Fair.
Because there were so many categories to choose from, they decided to have a First, Second and Third place winner for the Best of Fair category this year. Grade 8 student, Caden Mackenzie, won third place for his project, “The 5 second rule”; Grade 8 student, Sebastian Friedrich Yap, won second place for his project, “Flying to the future”; and seventh-grade student, Struan Forbes, came in first for his project called “Plastic Milk.”
All the students were very enthusiastic about cheering their fellow classmates on as they walked on to the stage to collect their awards. It is clear that the NGDHS Science Fair is something that students and teachers look forward to, and something that truly promotes science, innovation and creativity for the intermediate students at the school.