By James Wastasecoot Posted Feb. 11, 2019 on Peguis School web site ( sciencewinners700Science Fair winners in silver and gold advance to the regional science fair.

Peguis Central students who placed first, second or third, in the 2019 school science fair received their medals today in the school cafeteria. The Science Fair was actually held Feb. 2 in the school gymnasium. Mr. Smith, the high school science teacher, handed out the medals with the help of Elder Clementine Spence. “The science fair went very well considering the weather that we had just prior to the event,” he said. “There were over a hundred science projects. A few were not completely developed, but we had a good turnout and good participation.”

Placing first in the high school category was Mickayla Chapman-Cochrane whose project, “Radon Gas“ was well researched and supported by diagrams and charts. “In many homes there are cracks in the floor and this is what allows the radon gas to seep in,” she said. “You can buy a radon gas kit at the hardware store to measure radon gas.”
Elder Clementine Spence said that the science fair is essential to showcase students’ talents and abilities. “These children really went all-out on their projects, doing the research, and related activities and coming up with the solutions and their answers. I’m so proud of them.”
The winners of silver and gold medals also win a place at the regional science fair to be held at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg on Mar. 13 – 14.
Mr. Smith told the assembled students: “There will be four individuals from the regional science fair (Winnipeg) who will get to attend the national event. It’s important to note that if you are a bronze winner, you may yet get to the next level as an alternate. You have to be ready to take someone’s place in the event that they’re not able to attend.”
The national science fair will be held in Fredricton, New Brunswick this year. The list of winners in this year’s PCS science fair are:
Grade 4
1st Eyesight – Jada Halvorson, Ava Flett, Tajsa Thomas, Sierra Wilson
2nd Volcanoes – Noah McPherson, Jaid Porter, Madison Alexander-Richard
3rd Popcorn – Eddie Sutherland, Ricco Sinclair, Zachery Flett
Grade 5
1st Cereals – Ariyana McPherson-Bear
2nd Drugs – Kassidy Bear, Roy Hallett
3rd Gummy Bears Jeremiah Flett
Grade 6
1st Crystal Geode Eggs – Makayla Manningway, Nevada Thompson
2nd Magnets – Jarold Hallettt, Brandon McCorrister
3rd Mold Busters – Malique Thomas, Jacob Stevenson
Grade 7
1st Pass the Fingerprints – Danny Spence, Joseph Sinclair
2nd All About Fossils – Damon Hallett
3rd How Liquid Affects Magnets – Allison Spence-Thomas, Shavonne Smith-Stranger
Grade 8
1st Elephant Toothpaste – Edward Bear, Kateland Wilson
2nd Psychotic Disorder – Julie-Ann McCorrister, Kaidence Tran
3rd Acid – Bryson Stevenson, Kingston Meldrum
Sr. High
1st Radon Gas – Mickayla Chapman-Cochrane
2nd Breast Cancer – Shayla Spence-Thomas, Chanelle Meldrum
3rd Testing PH Levels in Everyday Items – Ayden Sutherland, Jesse McCorrister