2021 Results Summary
The Husky Energy Eastern Science and Technology Fair, an annual event since the early 1980’s, went online for the second year in a row. Although numbers were lower than a typical physical fair, the 28 projects (38 students) were of the usual variety and high quality. All participants are to be commended, as well as their supportive teachers, family and friends for completing a science project in such a challenging school year.
Students from 5 schools on the Avalon Peninsula competed for medals and prizes on Friday, April 23rd. The virtual awards show on April 24th recognized 23 of those projects with a total of 19 medals (9 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze) as well as 4 honourable mentions. Livi Allen, a grade 12 student from Holy Heart was the big winner taking home the “Best in Fair’ as well as the MUN Faculty of Science entrance scholarship ($2550), for her project on photosynthesis. Other special award recipients included 2 students from Holy Trinity High School. Grade 11 student Abigail Hammond received the Marine Institute entrance scholarship ($1000) and Sydney Vaters, who is in grade 10 won the Ted Rogers Award ($200) for the best project that demonstrates commercial potential. Monetary prizes were also awarded for the top 3 projects in each of the 3 categories: junior (grades 7-8), intermediate (grades 9-10) and senior (grades 11-12).
One of the highlights of the awards ceremony was the selection of the 6 students that will represent Eastern Newfoundland at the 2021 Virtual Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) this coming May. These included Holy Heart students Livi Allen, John Hiscock and Nicholas Qiu, Holy Spirit High student Caleb Tibbs as well as MacDonald Drive Junior High students Orpa Hawlader and Dipayan Sutra Dhar. These 6 students will compete at the national level as part of Science Team NL along with the 6 students that were recently chosen at the 2021 second annual Virtual Science Fair for the Labrador, Western and Central Newfoundland Region. This is the first time in many years that Science Team NL will include students from outside of the Avalon Peninsula. It’s a first for Labrador and is also the largest team we have sent to the CWSF in about 15 years.
2019 Regional and National Fair Summary