The annual Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey
Regional Science Fair was held at We’koqma’q Mi’kmaw School on April 11, 2019. There were many amazing projects and all of the students in attendance represented their schools and communities proudly. Judges evaluated for first, second and third in the categories of Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-9, and Grades 10-12.
The judges for the Grades 3-4 category were Janice Basque and Ann Therese Doucette from CBU. Judges for the Grade 5-6 category were Mary Beth Doucette and Karen Foss from CBU. The Grade 7-9 category was judged by Helen Mersereau, Matthias Bierenstiel from CBU, along with Darlene Gillis and Jennifer MacDonald.
Judges for the grade 10-12 category included Russell Wyeth from STFX, Brendan Grue from SMU, Martin Mkandawire and Ken Oake from CBU. They also evaluated the students to choose who will attend the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) and receive scholarships.
Scholarships and bursaries were awarded to top placings from St. Mary’s University, Cape Breton University, Dalhousie University, St Francis Xavier University. There was also an award this year called the Public Health Scholarship which came from from CBU.
Judges: Janice Basque, Ann Terese Doucette
1st = Magnetic Cereal; Janel and Katalina, Pictou Landing
2nd = Taste the Difference; Jocelyn and Kashawnda, LSK
3rd = Salt Crystals; Kristen and Bryden, Pictou Landing
Judges: Mary Beth Doucette, Karen Foss
1st = Stressed Out; Camden Maloney, LSK
2nd = The Magnificent Robot; Max Johnson and Bryson Morrison, Potlotek
3rd = How Can Smell Affect Taste; Sophie Mills and Marley Paul, Pictou Landing
Judges: Helen Mersereau, Matthias Bierenstiel, Darlene Gillis, Jennifer MacDonald
1st = Responding to my Language; Maria Alex, Eskasoni
2nd = Bacteria, Joy Johnson and Maria Young, Eskasoni
Public Health Scholarship Joy Johnson and Maria Young CBU $ 500
3rd = Flow State; Chase Denny, Eskasoni
Judges: Russell Wyeth, Brendan Grue, Martin Mkandawire, Ken Oake
1st = Short Term Memory: Adolescence vs. Adulthood;
Lainee Johnson and Cameron Denny , Eskasoni
Scholarships Lainee Johnson CBU $ 2500 (up to $ 10,000)
Cameron Denny CBU $ 2500 + Dalhousie $ 1500
2nd = Strength of 3D Printed Chains; Ritchie Googoo, We’koqma’q
Scholarship Ritchie Googoo SMU, $ 2000
3rd = Does Colour Improve Memorization; Erin Denny, Eskasoni Scholarships Erin Denny StFXU, $ 2000 + CBU $ 500