Young sci­en­tists shine

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - News

BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON

Staff Glen­garry schools per­formed re­mark­ably well at the 43rd United Coun­ties Sci­ence Fair that was held in Corn­wall last week­end.

Stu­dents from Char-Lan Dis­trict High School in Wil­liamstown and Holy Trin­ity Sec­ondary School in South Glen­garry are now en route to Ot­tawa for the Canada Wide Sci­ence Fair.

Grace Eamer and El­iz­a­beth Ed­wards, two Grade 8 stu­dents from Char-Lan, qual­i­fied for their project “Are Chem­i­cals Needed?” Mean­while, Holy Trin­ity Grade 8 stu­dents Mahi Pa­tel and Lisa Jiali Ding won for their project “The Cir­ca­dian Rhythm of Phase­o­lus Vul­garis.” Phase­o­lus Vul­garis is the sci­en­tific name for green beans.

The four girls also won Out­stand­ing Re­search Awards and Pom­mier Awards; Mahi and Lisa also picked up the Ro­tary Club of Corn­wall Plaque for best ju­nior project and the St. Lawrence Col­lege Health Sciences Tro­phy for best in botany. Other win­ners in­clude: - Aum Shah and Vin­cent Jean Louis of Holy Trin­ity. Their project, Cellscope, was named a top six project at the fair and also won the MPiQC Tro­phy for best in elec­tron­ics, en­gi­neer­ing or re­lated field.

- Cullen St. Clair and Kam­ran Yaghoubian of Char-Lan. Their project, A Stro­bo­scopic So­lu­tion, was named a top six project and won an award from the Pro­fes­sional En­gi­neers of On­tario.

- Olivia Kem­ber and Adri­ana Richard of Char-Lan. Their project, Eyes and How They Process Im­ages and Light, won a Bronze Award and the Dr. Charles Pender Memo­rial Plaque.

- Lind­say McPher­son and Emma De­war of Lag­gan PS. Their project, How Can it Bee?, won the Berg­eron Elec­tric Tro­phy and the Parks Canada Tro­phy & Book for best in en­vi­ron­men­tal sci­ence.

- Teethal Pa­tel of Holy Trin­ity, whose project, Hu­man Pow­ered En­ergy, won the Dr. Gun­ther Plat­tner Memo­rial Award for ex­cel­lence in physics.

- Lau­ren McDougall and Rachel Fer­gu­son of Iona Academy. Their project, Bac­ter­ies à l’école, won the Dr. Abraha Redda Memo­rial Award for ex­cel­lence in health sciences.

- Mairyn O’Far­rell and Mag­gie Hope of Char-Lan. Their project, Grow­ing Crys­tals, won the Ele­men­tary Teach­ers’ Fed­er­a­tion Plaque for ex­cel­lence in ex­per­i­men­tal projects.

- Ved Pa­tel and Sebtein Raza of Holy Trin­ity won an On­tario Power Gen­er­a­tion Tro­phy for their project, See­beck Ef­fect: Turn­ing Heat into Elec­tric­ity.”

- El­iz­a­beth Ed­wards of CharLan won a par­tic­i­pa­tion award.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF MIKE O’NEIL

SCI­ENCE FAIR WIN­NERS: El­iz­a­beth Ed­wards and Grace Eamer of Char-Lan Dis­trict High School and Mahi Pa­tel and Lisa Jiali Ding of Holy Trin­ity Catholic Sec­ondary School qual­i­fied for a na­tional sci­ence com­pe­ti­tion.

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