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Local Students Receive National Recognition for Science Projects
News Release
5/24/2018
Local Students Receive National Recognition for Science Projects

Aurora, ON – Four York Region District School Board students placed among the top young scientists in Canada last week at a national science fair.

Six students from the Board were selected from the York Region Science and Technology Fair to attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair.  Held in Ottawa, Ontario, this event brings together 500 young scientists to showcase their solutions to global issues.

At the Canada-Wide Science Fair:

  • Harry Parmar from Maple H.S. won a Gold Medal and the Innovation Award for his project: SYN-VIOLA: The Power of Novel, Designer Bacteria in Real World. 
  • Kamron and Sabrina Zaidi from Richmond Hill H.S. won a Silver Medal and the Nutrients for Life Award for their project: The Effect of Surface Tension on Plant Growth in Fogponics. 
  • Austin Wu from Richmond Hill H.S. won a Bronze Medal for his project: A Novel Approach to Combat Cancer by Altering Levels of Sphingomyelin in the Cellular Membrane.

“We are so proud of the problem solving skills and the scientific knowledge our students have displayed at both the York Region and the Canada-Wide science fairs. This is a great opportunity for our students to expand and apply their learning. We offer our congratulations to all of the participants, award recipients and the dedicated staff members and families who support them,” said Heather Sears, Superintendent of Education, Curriculum and Instructional Services. 

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 124,000 students in 177 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about York Region District School Board, please visit the Board website and follow @YRDSB on Twitter.


For more information contact:

Dawn Clayden, Corporate Communications

Tel: 905-727-0022 ext. 2913

Email: dawn.clayden@yrdsb.ca​

 
 
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