Science fair projects advance to nationals

Six science fair entries from the region will advance to the national science fair in New Brunswick next month.

  • Apr. 15, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Six science fair entries from the region, including three from Summerland students, will advance to the national science fair in New Brunswick next month.

On Saturday, the six entries were selected at the Regional Science Fair in Summerland.

Students from Kelowna to Osoyoos presented their projects at the fair.

Projects had earlier been shown at school district science fairs.

Grant Mansiere of Summerland Secondary School will take his project, Is It Fair To Be Fair.

This is the second time Mansiere will be at the national science fair.

Jacqueline Mansiere of Summerland Middle School was selected for her project, An Eye for Colour.

Emily Mosely, a Summerland resident at KVR Middle School in Penticton, will bring her project, Au courant/ Eau courante? (What a waste.)

Other winners are Charley Smith of Penticton Secondary School, Patricia Humer of KLO Middle School in Kelowna and Jeanine Looman of Glenrosa Middle School in West Kelowna.

Raja Gupta, a science teacher at Summerland Secondary School and an organizer of the fair, said the students will continue to polish and enhance their projects before the fair.

The national science fair will be held at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, N.B. May 14 to 16.