Stettler elementary best in science fair

Stettler Elementary School had the best overall result and several local students received awards and honorable mention at Central Alberta Regional Science Fair (CARSF) at the Bower Place Mall in Red Deer on March 26 and 27.

Stettler Elementary School had the best overall result and several local students received awards and honorable mention at Central Alberta Regional Science Fair (CARSF) at the Bower Place Mall in Red Deer on March 26 and 27.

Seven Grade 5 science fair projects from Stettler Elementary School were entered to compete against the best 21 grade 5 and 6 science fair projects from across Central Alberta.

According to the results as reported by Rob Howell, Grade 5 Science teacher at the Stettler Elementary School, Ally Zitaruk and Alyssa Henderson received $50 each and a Silver Award Certificate for their project on “Germ Busters.” They finished second overall at CARSF and received a first runner-up certificate.

Paul DuToit and David Wiebe received several awards for their project on “Water Watts.” They were awarded from the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) $50 each and a certificate for having the Best Elementary Science Project in Chemistry and Physics. They finished third overall at CARSF, and they each received a second runner-up certificate. They were also awarded $30 each and received a Silver Award Certificate.

The following students won an Honorable Mention Certificate which placed them in the top half of the CARSF projects:

– Roam Thorsteinsson for his project on “How Waves are Made.”

– Edward Kim and Brandon Reinkober for their project on “Hydroelectricity Test.”

– Laura Smith and Alina Hotte for their project on “Hyper Beans.”

One group of girls received a Bronze Award Certificate which meant that they finished in the top six projects overall at CARSF. The winners were Alex Geddes and Hunter Paulson for their project on “Dogs and Bacteria.

Aanelle Lynham and Sophie Shepherd won science safety goggles for their project on “Animal Bacteria.”

“We were very pleased with all of our students’ results at CARSF,” Howell said.

“The grade 5 Science teachers on our staff encouraged the students to strive for excellence on their projects, and our students rose to the challenge. Our school had the best overall results at CARSF in the Elementary School Category.

“We commend our students for the effort and enthusiasm they have shown.”