St. Catherine CES student wins big at Canada-wide Science Fair

Shreya Plassery PHOTO

May 25, 2021

Grade 8 St. Catherine CES student Shreya Plassery took home big honours from the Canada-wide Science Fair this month, including the Platinum award for her project looking at unlocking legacy phosphorus in soil using spent mushroom substrate.

“I was absolutely stunned, it seems so unreal, when I heard my name announced for the platinum award,” she told the Peterborough Examiner. “I am so honoured and grateful for all the help I had during my whole journey.”

She also won the Excellence Award Gold Medal — Junior and the Youth Can Innovate Award.

“I have bragging rights to my brother (Shaun),” she told the newspaper. “I have got a medal because when he went to Canada-wide, he brought back this big silver medal, I really want that and now I have a gold medal.”

Her brother Shaun Plassery, a Grade 10 student at Kenner Collegiate and a St. Catherine CES graduate, won three awards, including the Ted Rogers Innovation Award, which includes a full scholarship to the YSC/York University STEM Entrepreneur Bootcamp for his project on the use of Rhizobium and Kelp on Soybean and Wheat under Oil Stress.