PVNC students earn awards at Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton

winners of science fair with medals

May 23, 2019

Two PVNC students are coming home as winners from the Canada-Wide Science Fair held in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

The event hosted 500 young scientists at the University of New Brunswick in May.

About 325 judges critiqued contestants projects based on scientific thought, originality and creativity and communication. Winners were announced for each category on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Grade 11 student Jacob Bowman received the Beaty Centre for Species Discovery Award, sponsored by the Canadian Museum for Nature – a prize valued at $1,000. His project was a multi-year study of Harper and Byerville Creeks, looking at the effects of road salt on brook trout.

Bowman has advanced from the Peterborough Regional Science Fair to the national competition for the past few years now.

It was a first-time experience for Grade 8 student Shaun Plassery of St. Catherine Catholic Elementary School, who received a silver medal for his project, which tested different inexpensive and eco-friendly materials that could be used to clean up ocean oil spills.

Photo Caption: Jacob Bowman of Holy Cross CSS (far left) and Shaun Plassery of St. Catherine CES (second from right) celebrate their achievements at the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton. CREDIT: Peterborough Regional Science Fair Twitter photo