Georges P. Vanier
On March 23 and 24, 10 students from Georges P. Vanier School competed at the 33rd Annual Regional Science Fair.
The fair had over 100 participants representing 12 different schools from across Northern Alberta. The two-day event consisted of students being judged, a banquet and dance, Science in Motion demonstrations, reptile and “The Bear Cave.” The Bear Cave allowed some of the students the opportunity to pitch their project in front of “The Bears,” local business professionals, to win money and entrepreneurial opportunities.
The Regional Science Fair is the stepping stone for the Canada Wide Science Fair held in a different city across Canada each year. This year Canada Wide will be held in Montreal from May 14-21.
This year, GPV came home with many compliments from the judges about the student’s projects and three medals. Kaitlyn St. Laurent won a bronze medal in the in the junior category for Health and Life Science. Her project was about testing the cleanest way to dry dishes. Darby Heckbert won a bronze medal in the junior category for Physical, Earth and Health Sciences for her project on the effect of heat on decomposition of compost. Dylan Desharnais won a silver medal in the junior category for Physical, Earth and Health Sciences for his project about the effects of polyculture on the soil.