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Winners announced in Duncan Cran’s science fair

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Duncan Cran Elementary School students who took part in the science fair last week have found out if they’re going to the regional science fair in Dawson Creek this April.

Only 11 spots were open for students to attend the regional’s, and they will go to the gold, silver, and bronze winners. Among the winning experiences are one experiment that asserts Coca-Cola is a better beverage to drink after a spicy meal than milk, and another on renewable energy.

“First, I felt really nervous,” said gold winner Jannah Adriano, but she was excited after receiving the certificate and medal. She created a project about distilling salt water so it’s safe to drink, and says she was inspired by the world and climate changing, and wanted to see if she could come up with a project that could help people.

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Alex Burton, another gold winner, always loved gardening, and took that passion to her project. She won a spot to go to the regional’s with her project that tested beans to see which material they would grow best in.

Gold medal winners Daphne Corpin, Alex Burton, and Jannah Adriano. Photo by Montana Cumming
Gold winners Daphne Corpin, Alex Burton, and Jannah Adriano with Grade 6 teacher Dan Davies and Principal Brent Ranger. Photo by Montana Cumming

Before they head out to the next science fair, the students get a chance to iron out any wrinkles in their projects and present new and improved projects.

Silver winner Avneet Jainpuri said she is really excited to head to the regional’s with her project, and will be making a few adjustments to experiment on how well Coca-Cola takes away the heat from spicy food to make it even better.

“I’d maybe make mine more colourful,” she said.

Silver medal winners Avneet Jainpuri, Noble Grassia, Faith Purych and Omar Anwar. Photo by Montana Cumming
Silver medal winners Avneet Jainpuri, Noble Grassia, Faith Purych and Omar Anwar with Grade 6 teacher Dan Davies and Principal Brent Ranger. Photo by Montana Cumming

The regional science fair — in which students from all over northern B.C. compete — takes place on April 7, in Dawson Creek. It is open to students from grades 4 to 12.

The Canada-Wide Science Fair — which will have students from all across Canada participating — takes place this May in Montreal.

Bronze winners Sophia De Torres, Hayleigh Forrest, Kaitlyn McLean and Cayl Samounty. Photo by Montana Cumming
Bronze winners Sophia De Torres, Hayleigh Forrest, Kaitlyn McLean and Cayl Samounty with Grade 6 teacher Dan Davies and Principal Brent Ranger. Photo by Montana Cumming

Here is a full list of the winners:

Gold Winners:

  • Jannah Adriano Salty H2O
  • Daphne Corpin Viscosity
  • Alex Burton Will it glow? Yes or no

Silver winners:

  • Omar Anwar: “I can’t see”
  • Faith Purych: “Washing Hands”
  • Noble Grassia: “How to make a crystal egg geode”
  • Avneet Jainpuri: “Hot, Hot, Hot”

Bronze winners:

  • Sophia De Torres: “Renewable Energy”
  • Hayleigh Forrest: “Fear Factor”
  • Cayl Samounty: :Sink or Float”
  • Kaitlyn McLean: “How to clean oil spills”

Honourable Mentions:

  • James Moffat: “Homemade Lava lamps”
  • Madison Sims: “Water Pollution”
  • Jacob Doucette: “Does temperature affect how quickly water freezes?”

Interactive Ice Breaker – Cassidy Stephenso: “Why do we wash our hands?”
Most Grueling – Kelty Hertz: “What’s in a horse’s hooves?”
Most Patient Student – Chloe Arzadon
‘Sweetest’ project – Ariel Hesketh: “Dissolving Skittles”
Most enthusiastic — Zachary Eksyma: “Baby, its cold outside”

Primary Awards:

  • Adam Pengally and Austin Hadland
  • Rocco and Axel Klein

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