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Richmond Hill Students Receive Recognition from NASA
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Richmond Hill Students Receive Recognition from NASA

Richmond Hill, ON - Three Grade six students from Crosby Heights Richmond Hill have been recognized by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for their essays about space.  The contest was part of NASA’s Scientist For A Day competition.

Joy Kim, Sara John-Chuan and Matthew Chen, all in Grade six, have been featured on the NASA website as first place winners from Canada. Kim wrote her essay about Miranda, one of the moons of Uranus. John-Chuan wrote her essay about Triton, one of the moons of Neptune and Chen wrote his essay about Charon, one of the moons of Pluto. All three students placed first in Canada in each category. Their essays can be read on NASA’s website.  Two other Crosby Heights P.S. students also placed.  

“On behalf of the Crosby Heights community, we would like to extend a huge congratulations to the winners of the NASA essay contest! This was an exciting opportunity for our learners in the area of STEM. Well done!” said Crosby Heights Principal Heather Young.

“As an advocate for equity, I am absolutely thrilled to see these young students competing so successfully at a national competition; their love of science shines through in their writing and acts as a beacon for future scientists to follow in their lead,” added Tanusree Das, Grade 6 teacher.  

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 127,000 students in 180 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 the York Region District School Board, please visit our website: and follow us on Twitter: @YRDSB.

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Jamie Bennett

Corporate Communications                                                                                                                           

905-727-0022 Ext. 2272

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