Record number of students participate in science fair

VERITAS GRADE 6 students Ryan Stubbs and Gianni Cormano hold their trophies for Best in Fair at the Northern Science and Innovation Society Science Fair. Their winning project was “Which Stain Remover Works the Best?” With them is Terrace mayor Dave Pernarowski

VERITAS GRADE 6 students Ryan Stubbs and Gianni Cormano hold their trophies for Best in Fair at the Northern Science and Innovation Society Science Fair. Their winning project was “Which Stain Remover Works the Best?” With them is Terrace mayor Dave Pernarowski

A RECORD number of students took part in the Northwest Science and Innovation Society (NSIS) Science Fair here earlier this month.

Seventy-two students filled Veritas school with 44 separate projects, giving the 11 volunteer judges lots to choose from when deciding on this year’s winners.

All of the medal winners from Grade 1 to 12 are eligible for the Pacific Northwest regional science fair that takes place at Hazelton Secondary School April 8 and 9, said Christine Slanz, executive director for NSIS.

Although Grades 1 to 3 are considered “demonstrations” only and don’t compete, the Grade 4 and older students do compete, she added. Four students from Grade 7-12 will be selected at regionals for the national science fair in Toronto in May, said Slanz.

This year’s Terrace Science Fair winners are as follows:

Best in Fair: Veritas Grade 6 students Ryan Stubbs and Gianni Cormano for “What Stain Remover Works Best?”

Kindergarten and Grade 1: Gold went to Veritas kindergarten student Finn Ignas for “Growing Crystals”; silver to Uplands kindergarten student Joey Pouladi for “What Floats and What Doesn’t Float?”; and bronze to Veritas kindergarten student Mark Pietralla for “Mixing Colours.”

Grades 2 and 3: Gold to Centennial Christian School Grade 3 student Owen Block for “What Makes the Wind?”; and silver to Uplands Grade 3 students Daniel Lillie and Bryce Neid for “Elephant Toothpaste.”

Grades 4 and 5 individual: Gold to Centennial Grade 4 student Connor Block for “How You Inherit Your Physical Traits.”; silver to Suwilaawks Grade 4 student Tyler Henry for “Use of Recycled Paper ; and a tie for bronze for Grade 5 Self Designed Learning student Quinn Beblow for “Dogs and Music” and Veritas Grade 5 student Holly Trent for “The Science of Baking.”

Grades 4 and 5 group: Gold to Veritas Grade 5 students Kalea Raposo and Megan Geeraert for “Oil Spills”; silver to Suwilaawks Grade 5 students Mikayla Haveman and Rian Hartness for “How Well do Disinfectants Work?”; and bronze to L’Ecole Mountainview Grade 5 students Emma Peasgood and Bryn Giesbrecht for “No Bees, Where Will We Be?”

Grade 6 and 7 individual: Gold to Uplands Grade 6 student Andre Favron for “Factors that Affect the Growth of Crystals.”; silver to Veritas Grade 6  student MJ Wraight for “How to Make a Speaker”; and bronze to Uplands Grade 7 student Paris Ferec for “What is Light?”

Grade 6 and 7 group: Gold to Veritas Grade 6 students Ryan Stubbs and Gianni Cormano for “What Stain Remover Works the Best?”; silver to Veritas Grade 6 Dylan Coran and Tyler Dozzi for “Volcanic Chemical Reactions”; bronze to Veritas Grade 7 students Jennifer Onstein and Caitlin LeBlanc for “The Bouncing Egg” and an honourable mention to Veritas Grade 7 students Sam Reinbolt and Jesse Lanterman for “Up, Up and Away.”

High school gold went to Thornhill Junior Secondary Grade 10 students Ian Wen and Tristan Hollenferd for “Saturated Solutions.”