Congratulations to Students and Award Recipients of the 18th Annual Strait Regional Science Fair

Board Members Jim Austin and Mary Jess MacDonald (back); Director of Programs and Student Services, Paul Landry; National Winners Brenna Martell, Alexandra Fraser, Lyza Ells and Brenton Sutherland; Board Chair, Francine Boudreau (front), following the Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Congratulations to all students and award recipients who took part in the 18th annual Strait Regional Science Fair held from April 5 to 7, 2016.  Special congratulations to the following grand prize award winners:

1st Overall:  Brenton Sutherland, Grade 12, Dalbrae Academy; Project Safe Skies

2nd Overall:  Brenna Martell and Alexandra Fraser, Grade 12, Richmond Education Centre/Academy; ProjectPour Some Sugar on Me

3rd Overall:  Lyza Ells, Grade 8, St. Andrew Junior School; ProjectLa Guerre Froide

Each student will attend the Canada Wide Science Fair scheduled for May 18 to 20, 2016, at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and the Nova Scotia Science Fair Showcase to be held from May 5 to 7, 2016, in Halifax.

The Strait Regional School Board extends sincere thanks to all members of the 2016 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; Lawrence Deagle, retired teacher;  Tracy MacIsaac, SAERC; Chris West, retired teacher; Brandon Dort, Fanning Education Centre/Guysborough Academy; Darryl Breen, Coordinator of Math and Science Programs; Stephanie MacDonald, Dalbrae Academy;  Justin Fougere, Richmond Education Centre/Academy; Maria Boudreau, Tamarac Education Centre; and Beryl Hadley and Sandra Beaton, Regional Office.

In addition, thank you to parents/guardians, school board 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.