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YRDSB Students Receive Over 50 Awards at Regional Science Fair
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YRDSB Students Receive Over 50 Awards at Regional Science Fair
Students from York Region District School Board took home over 50 awards and honourable mentions at the York Region Science and Technology Fair held last Saturday.
The science fair gives students an opportunity to showcase their scientific knowledge and their problem solving and critical thinking skills. More than 100 students from York Region District School Board participated in the regional science fair held at York University, and took home the following awards:
  • three students received gold awards
  • nine students received special awards
  • 20 students received silver medals
  • 17 students received bronze medals
  • seven students received honourable mentions
The three students who won gold awards will go on to represent York Region at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton in May, and will receive mentoring from Innovation York:
  • Harry Parmar for Synthetic Violacein: Exploring the Power of Designer Pharmaceuticals in Real World
  • Anna Tymofyeyeva for An Integrated Glucose Meter Using Sweat Diagnostic Technology For Diabetics
  • Katelyn Wang for  Efficacy of Quaternary Ammonium Antimicrobial Application on Textile Substrates
“We are so proud of all of our students who participated in the Science and Technology Fair, and the staff who support them. Our students continue to show an impressive level of creativity, critical thinking and scientific knowledge and connections,” 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
York Region District School Board
Tel: 905-727-0022 ext. 2913

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