Young scientists shine
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.
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.