Students win awards at regional science fair

Several Summerland students received awards and accolades at the Central Okanagan Regional Science Fair earlier this month.

Several Summerland students received awards and accolades at the Central Okanagan Regional Science Fair earlier this month.

The fair was held April 12 at KLO Middle School in Kelowna.

It featured a total of 70 science projects from 97 students in Grades 6 to 12.

Students were able to present their research to judges from the scientific community throughout the Okanagan Valley.

The top projects will go on to represent the Central Okanagan Region at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Windsor, Ont. in May.

Grant Mansiere received the Al Appleton WorkSafe Award and the Dr. Ed Butz Mathematics Award for his project, Does Light Cause Crime? His project also earned him a Junior gold medal.

Emma Redding and Katarina Stohler received the B.C. Institute of Agrologists Award for Pea Plant Growth. They also received a Junior silver medal for their entry.

Simon Carter received the B.C. Science teachers’ Award for Don’t Curdle your Herbal. He also received the silver backdrop award for Grade 7 and 8 students and a Junior silver medal.

Chloe Knowles received the Health and Wellness Award for One Stressful Situation. She also received a Junior bronze medal for the project.

Natalie Benoit received the Heart and Stroke Foundation award for The Body Brain Connection. In addition, she received a Junior bronze medal for her entry.

Kaleb Schramm and Simon Groot received the Renewable Resource Award for Solar Pop Can Heater. They received a Junior silver medal for their work.

Hannah Mistal received the Junior bronze award for Skin Cancer Kills.

Mansiere will go on to the Canada Wide Science Fair in Windsor, Ont., May 10 to 17.