May 26, 2017
Two students from the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) stood tall at the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair as a result of the quality of their science projects. The national event, held this year in Regina (Saskatchewan) from May 14 to 20, drew 500 budding Canadian scientists from grades 7 through 12.
Rochelle Larivière, a grade 7 student at École St-Paul (Lively), was awarded a silver medal in the junior division for her “Lead in the Venison” (Du plomb dans la venaison) project. This award of excellence, which was bestowed on students who ranked between 10th and 30th among grade 7 and 8 students, comes with a $2,000 entrance scholarship from Western University.
Joseph Trottier, a grade 10 student at Collège Notre-Dame, earned a bronze medal in the intermediate division for the quality of his “Knowing Your Weight Is Not Enough” (Connaître son poids de suffit pas) project. This particular distinction rewards students ranked between 30th and 70th among all grades 9 and 10 students and includes a $1,000 entrance scholarship from Western University.
Finally, Luc Couture, a grade 10 student at Collège Notre-Dame, was competing for the second time in the Canada-Wide Science Fair. This year, his project was entitled “The Impact of Optical Accessories on the Performance of Solar Panels” (Les effets des accessoires optiques sur la performance d’un panneau solaire). Luc was previously awarded a silver medal at the 2016 Canada-Wide Science Fair.
“The success of CSCNO students in the Canada-Wide Science Fair reflects the quality of our educational program and the high level of our teachers in science and technology,” stated Mrs. Lyse-Anne Papineau, CSCNO Director of Education. “We are proud of their accomplishments and for representing us with honour at the national level.”
“CSCNO students have a well-earned reputation for academic excellence. This time, our talented young scientists had an opportunity to shine at the national level and took full advantage of this unique science competition to reach new horizons,” added CSCNO President André Bidal.
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 academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with more than 7,000 students enrolled 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