P.E.I. Science Fair hands out awards for student projects

P.E.I. Science Fair hands out awards for student projects

After a day of science project presentations and judging, the winners of the 2017 P.E.I. Science Fair have been announced and more than $15,000 in prizes handed out.

'Science is Everywhere: Get Involved'

The theme of Tuesday's fair at the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre was "Science is Everywhere: Get Involved." 

More than 270 students from 32 P.E.I. schools were involved with 196 science projects on display. About 100 volunteer judges determined the winners.

Salma McCallum, a Grade 8 student at Queen Charlotte Intermediate, who captured the Lieutenant Governors Award and Junior Best in Fair for the project Toxicity: Is less really more?

Other winners include Fiona Nicholson in the category Intermediate Best in Fair and Gavin Kerr and Neil Kelley in Senior Best in Fair.

Five Grade 7-12 P.E.I. students were chosen to compete in the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Regina next month. More than $1 million in prizes and scholarships will be awarded. The five students representing P.E.I. are:

- Salma McCallum, Grade 8, Queen Charlotte Intermediate.

- Siddharth Arora, Grade 8, Stonepark Intermediate.

- Lahari Bandi, Grade 7, Queen Charlotte Intermediate.

- Fiona Nicholson, Grade 10, Bluefield Senior High.

- Ahnais Young, Grade 9, East Wiltshire Intermediate.

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