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April 26, 2021

Thanks to the excellence of their science projects, several students from École St-Denis (Sudbury), École Alliance St-Joseph (Chelmsford), Collège Notre-Dame (Sudbury) and École secondaire catholique Champlain (Chelmsford) stood out during the Sudbury Regional Science Fair held on online in April. École St-Denis student Gaïa Dhatt distinguished herself at the Science Fair through the quality of her science project. This Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon student is among the Greater Sudbury students to qualify for the 2021 Canada-Wide Science Fair to be held virtually on May 17-21.

Gaïa Dhatt, a grade 8 student at École St-Denis, distinguished herself for the quality of her science project entitled “L’impact de la Covid-19 sur notre génération” (The Impact of Covid-19 on our Generation). This student placed 1st in Life Sciences for the Junior Division and was the winner of the Child Health Research Award.

Roch Gareau and Tyler Rhéaume, grade 7 students at École Alliance St-Joseph, were honoured for their project entitled “La canne à pêche électrique pour les amputés” (The Electric Fishing Rod for Amputees). They placed 2nd in Engineering in the Junior Division.

Sophie Keenan, a grade 7 student at École St-Denis, also stood out at the science fair. Her project entitled “La création d’un moteur pour bateau” (The Creation of a Boat Motor) was awarded the 3rd place in Engineering in the Junior Division.

Sophie Lefebvre and Hailey Thurlow, grade 7 students at École Alliance St-Joseph, were honoured for their project entitled “Zamboni vs tuyau de pompier pour inonder la patinoire” (Zamboni vs. Firefighter Pipe to Flood a Rink). They were presented the Clean Air Sudbury Award.

Chloé Rodrigue, grade 11 student at Collège Notre-Dame, was honoured for her project entitled “Surmonter l’épidémie : le Fentanyl” (Overcoming the Epidemic: Fentanyl). This student placed second in the Life Science Category at the Senior level. She was also presented the College Boréal Senior Division Award as well as the Forensic Science Award.

Alexie Poirier and Julianna Thériault, grade 9 students at École secondaire catholique Champlain, stood out for the quality of their project entitled “Système de filtration pour air pollué” (Filtration System for Polluted Air). These students placed 3rd place in the Engineering Category at the Intermediate level and were presented the Environment Award.

Vyanna Messier and Tessa Miville, grade 11 students at Collège Notre-Dame, placed 3rd in the Life Sciences Division at the Senior level in light of the quality of their project entitled “L’amour est-il une vrai émotion” (Is Love a True Emotion). They were also awarded the University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship.

Kaliange Parent, grade 10 student at Collège Notre-Dame, was honoured for her project entitled “Détruire un virus avec la gravité pulsative” (Destroying a Virus with Pulsating Gravity). This student placed 3rd in the Physical Sciences Category at the Intermediate level and was also presented the Collège Boréal Intermediate Division Award.

“The outstanding achievements of our elementary and secondary level students 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 Mr. Paul Henry, CSC Nouvelon 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 Nouvelon offers a French-language Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSC Nouvelon provides a quality learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 6,400 students enrolled in 27 elementary, 1 virtual school and 10 secondary schools.

Source:
Paul de la Riva
Director of Communications and External Relations
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvelon
705-673-5626, ext. 294
705-677-8195 (cell)