Congratulations to Students and Award Recipients of the 2018 Strait Regional Science Fair

Brian van den Heuvel, Coordinator of Math and Science Programs; Grand Prize Award Winners Taylor Smith, Caroline MacKeen and Lyza Ells (Front: Left to Right); Wanda Fougere, Coordinator of Programs and Policy; Andrew Clarey, Chair, Science Fair Committee; Sharon MacCuspic, Director of Programs and Student Services (Back: Left to Right) following the Strait Regional Science Fair Awards Ceremony on April 12, 2018. Grand Prize Winner Ozan Ürkmez was unable to attend.

Congratulations to all students and award recipients who took part in the 19th annual Strait Regional Science Fair held from April 10 to 12, 2018. Special congratulations to the following grand prize award winners:

1st Overall: Lyza Ells, Grade 10, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School; Project Roadside Vegetation: It’s Not Easy Being Green

2nd Overall: Ozan Ürkmez, Grade 11, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High  School; ProjectDelve Into Dimensions

3rd Overall: Caroline MacKeen, Grade 8, Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy; ProjectCerealsly!?

4th Overall: Taylor Smith, Grade 12, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School; ProjectThe Wear and Tear of Bleach Dyed Hair

Each student will attend the Canada Wide Science Fair scheduled for May 19 to 21, 2018, at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, and the Nova Scotia Science Fair Showcase to be held from May 3 to 5, 2018, in Halifax.

The Strait Regional Centre for Education extends sincere thanks to all members of the 2018 Science Fair Planning Committee for their ongoing dedication to providing students with an excellent educational opportunity: Andrew Clarey, Chair, Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy;Betsy Jardine, Literacy Mentor; Tracy MacIsaac, SAERC; Chris West, retired teacher; Brian van den Heuvel, Coordinator of Math and Science Programs; Darryl Breen, Principal, Dr. J.H. Gillis Regional High School; Stephanie MacDonald, Dalbrae Academy; Justin Fougere, Richmond Education Centre/Academy; Maria Boudreau, Tamarac Education Centre; and Beryl Hadley, retired staff member.

In addition, thank you to parents/guardians, regional and school staff, Award sponsors and local businesses for their ongoing support of the event and the many judges who volunteer their time to review the outstanding student projects.