Four regional winners from the Frontenac Lennox and Addington Science Fair (FLASF) were recognized with medals for their outstanding scientific projects at the 2012 Canada Wide Science Fair in Charlottetown, P.E.I. last week.
Cove McConnell from Calvin Park Public School was presented with a gold medal for excellence for his project “Tubercles: The Leading Edge of Wing Design.” His prize included $1,500 as well as a Blackberry playbook. Cove also qualified for a $4,000 entrance scholarship to Western University.
Partners Jack Lott and Alex Drover, also from Calvin Park, earned a silver medal for “Pro.Tech.Neck: The Future of Hockey Neck Guards.” The duo was awarded $700 as well as the Canadian Society for Senior Engineering Innovation Award worth $500. Jack and Alex also qualified for a $2,000 entrance scholarship to Western University.
Finally, Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (KCVI) Grade 11 student Brand Whitley brought home a silver medal for excellence for “The Living Wall: An Educational Innovation.” Brandon’s project also qualified him for entrance scholarships to a number of Canadian universities, for a total value of $8,500.
The national awards ceremony was the culmination of a week filled with project presentations to judges, networking with peers, and social activities with 500 finalists from across Canada as well as groups from Australia and Taiwan. The week-long event was hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown.
The FLASF organizing committee is grateful for the support of its numerous sponsors, which allows regional winners, along with two adult delegates, to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair and share their scientific and technological achievements with their peers from across the country.
Release source: LDSB | Photo: (left to right): Alex Drover, Cove McConnell, Jack Lott, Brandon Whitley