Winners at United Counties Science Fair

The winners at the 40th annual United Counties Science Fair. Click photo to enlarge. (Photo/Mike O'Neil)

CORNWALL – The following is a release from Mike O’Neil, spokesman for the United Counties Science Fair Committee, on their winners on the weekend:

On Saturday April 11th 2015, the United Counties Science Fair awarded approximately ten thousand dollars in prize money and awards, scholarships, and trips. The 40th United Counties Science fair welcomed over a hundred students from nineteen schools in the region. These students completed over seventy projects that were judged by forty seven volunteers from the community who dedicated their time to interact with these youth as they described their projects.

Gabriel Valin of L’Heritage, Samantha Peets and Jeremy Mallette of St. Joe’s and Michelle Journeaux of Glengarry District High School will represent our region at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, New Brunswick from May 10th to 17th. The national fair brings together over 400 projects by 500 finalists from across Canada who will be vying for awards, medals, scholarships and trips valued at over one million dollars.

Jeremy Mallette and Samantha Peets
“UPOD: The Sixth Sense-or”
St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School

  • Chemical Institute of Canada Trophy (Best Project in Fair)
  • Dr. Cathy Hall Memorial Trophy (Best Senior Project)
  • CWSF Trip (Fredericton New Brunswick – all expenses paid)
  • Outstanding Research Award (top 6 project) ($200)
  • United Counties Science Fair Scholarship ($500)
  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists Trophy (Best in Applied Science)
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (Upper Canada Chapter) Trophy (Best In Engineering)
  • MPiQC Trophy (Best in Electronics, Electricity, Electrical Engineering and/or Related Technology)
  • Pommier Award (Gift)
  • UCSF/ESCU Young Scientist Award (Excellence in Science – Trophy)

Gabriel Valin
“Mauvaise herbes… et si c’etait la solution”
L’Heritage

  • CWSF Trip (Fredericton New Brunswick – all expenses paid)
  • Outstanding Research Award (top 6 project) ($200)
  • St. Lawrence College Technology and Trades Trophy (Best in Physical Science)

Michelle Journeaux
“High Frequency Hearing Loss”
Glengarry District High School

  • CWSF Trip (Fredericton New Brunswick – all expenses paid)
  • Outstanding Research Award (top 6 project) ($200)

Congratulations to all participants for your enthusiasm and energy at this year’s fair and we look forward to welcoming you back next year!

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