April 12, 2017
Thanks to the high quality of their science projects, several students from Collège Notre-Dame (Sudbury), École St-Paul (Lively) and École Jean-Paul II (Val Caron) stood out during the Sudbury Regional Science Fair held on the Laurentian University campus on April 8 and 9. Collège Notre-Dame students Joseph Trottier and Luc Couture as well as St-Paul student Rochelle Larivière distinguished themselves at the Science Fair through the quality of their science projects. These three Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) students are among the six Greater Sudbury students to qualify for the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair to be held in Regina (Saskatchewan) on May 14-20. These students are among some 25,000 emerging Canadian scientists from grades 7 through 12 to participate in more than 100 regional science fairs throughout the country.
Luc Couture, a grade 10 student at Collège Notre-Dame, will be competing for the second time at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. This year, his project entitled “Les effets des accessoires optiques sur la performance d’un panneau solaire ” (The Impact of Optical Accessories on the Performance of Solar Panels” was selected as one of the best ones in the fair. Luc Couture also claimed the following prizes: 1st prize in Physical Sciences at the intermediate level; Cambrian College Award awarded to top projects in the fields of mining, technology or renewable energy; Collège Boréal Award for best French language project at the senior level; and the Ontario Power Generation Energy Award.
Joseph Trottier, a grade 10 student at Collège Notre-Dame, was honoured for the quality of his project entitled “Connaître son poids de suffit pas” (Knowing Your Weight Is Not Enough) and will compete at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. He placed 1st in Life Sciences for the Intermediate Division, the Collège Boréal Award for best French language project at the senior level as well as the Laurentian University Biology Award.
Rochelle Larivière, a grade 7 student at École St-Paul, was honoured for the quality of her project entitled “Du plomb dans la venaison” (Lead in the Venison) and was selected to compete at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. This student earned the 1st place award in Life Sciences at the junior level as well as the Collège Boréal Award for best French language project at the junior level
Kieran Rush and Sébastien Dasys, two grade 9 students at Collège Notre-Dame were also honoured. They placed 2nd in Physical Sciences at the intermediate level in light of the quality of their project entitled “Un coup sûr” (A Solid Hit).
Lauren Coffin and Tiana Thibeault, grade 7 students at École Jean-Paul II (Val Caron), also stood out at the science fair. They were presented the Cambrian College Award awarded to top projects in the fields of mining, technology or renewable energy for their project entitled “Des serres d’une influence vive” (The Strong Influence of Green Houses).
“The outstanding achievements of our students from Collège Notre-Dame, École St-Paul and École Jean-Paul II reflect the quality of the educational program provided to our students as well as the high level of excellence of our teachers in the fields of science and technology,” stated Mrs. Lyse-Anne Papineau, CSCNO Director of Education. “Our students have a truly well-earned reputation for academic excellence and we take great pride in seeing them reach new heights during this high-level science competition.”
The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides a quality learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.
Paul de la Riva
Director of Communications and External Relations
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
(705) 673-5626, ext. 294
(705) 677-8195 – cell phone