Young CSCNO scientists stand out at the Sudbury Regional Science Fair

April 12, 2017

The high quality of their science projects enabled several Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) students to shine at the Sudbury Regional Science Fair, which was held at Laurentian University on April 7 and 8.

Rochelle Larivière from École St-Paul (Lively) is one of only six students from Greater Sudbury who will be making their way to Ottawa for the May 12–19, Canada-Wide Science Fair. This grade 8 student also took first place in Life Sciences at the junior level, the Collège Boréal Award, the Child Health Research Award and the Laurentian University Physics Award for her project entitled, “La Phorie à la Pholie.”


Joseph Trottier, a grade 11 student at Collège Notre-Dame (Sudbury), was honoured for the quality of his “Un problème de grande taille” project and was awarded first place in Life Sciences at the senior level. He also received the University of Ottawa Admission scholarship as well as the Denis Roberts Memorial Award.


Students from École Jean-Paul II (Val Caron) were also recognized for the superior quality of their projects. Grade 8 student’s Lauren Coffin and Kyanna Lauzon’s “Ça bouge en infrarouge” project earned them the Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) Mining Award, while grade 7 student Martin Courchesne received the Collège Boréal Award for his project entitled, “Les bactéries nous envahissent.”



Finally, two students from École St-Thomas (Warren) also made their mark at the science fair. Grade 7 student Mylanna Lavigne received the McEwan School of Architecture Award for her “Pommes pourrîtes” project and grade 8 student Madison Bole received a 2nd place in Physical Sciences, Junior Division, for her project entitled “Les raquettes couteuses.”



“The outstanding achievements of students from the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario reflect the high quality of the educational program provided to our students, as well as the superior level of excellence of our teachers in science and technology,” stated Mrs. Lyse-Anne Papineau, CSCNO Director of Education. “Our students have a truly well-earned reputation for academic achievement and we take great pride in seeing them reach new heights at 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 enrolled in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.

Source: Brigitte Morin
External Relations Coordinator
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
705-673-5626, ext. 389 
705-690-9740 (cell)