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    BC & Yukon Students Win Big at National Science Fair!

    by Krista Halland -

    Fredericton, NB – Seventy students from 13 regions throughout BC and the Yukon presented their projects in Fredericton, New Brunswick this week at the 58th Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). At today's Awards Ceremony, BC and Yukon students received 140 awards and scholarships valued at $194,550 including 6 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 21 bronze medals! Among Team BC & Yukon’s Gold medal recipients are Daniel Kornylo of Gold River, BC and Bruce Porter of Whitehorse, YT. 

    Mr. Kornylo, a Grade 10 student at Gold River Secondary, is attending the CWSF for the third consecutive year. His award-winning project, titled The Development of a Research Tool to Improve Snake Husbandry, began from a simple desire to build a vivarium for his snake. Upon realizing the limitations of current vivarium technology, Kornylo designed and built his own vivarium with new heating, ventilation and lighting systems to improve the welfare of captive serpents. When asked about his Science Fair experience, Kornylo responded “it is a source of continual inspiration. My advice to students doing a science fair project is to try and solve a problem that you see in our world. Sometimes it is tough but never give up”. 

    Team BC/Yukon at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, New Brunswick on May 12 - 18, 2019.
    Kornylo’s teammate, Mr. Porter, is a Grade 8 student at F. H. Collins in Whitehorse. Porter is an avid outdoorsman who is very concerned about the health of the environment where he lives and plays. His project, Pristine Waters: A Pioneering Project in Yukon River Microplastic Research is a study of microplastic pollution in and around Whitehorse. “Although a lot of work, Science Fairs are an amazing way to get inspired by others to do things you never thought you could do. Like, be the first person to test for microplastics in Yukon!” says Porter.

    Over 40,000 students participate in Science Fairs throughout British Columbia and the Yukon each year. Two thousand finalists from classroom and community fairs are selected to attend the 13 Regional Science Fairs to compete for awards, scholarship and the chance to join Team BC/Yukon at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Over 1,500 STEAM educators and professionals from across the province volunteer as mentors, judges, organizers and chaperones allowing our youth to gain the skills and confidence to compete on national and international stages.

    The Link Below takes you to the BC & Yukon Results

    Accommodation for Regional Fair - 2019

    by Krista Halland -

    The following block of rooms has been put aside for our Regional Science Fair, which is happening on April 10-12, 2019.

    At the Accent Inn we have a block of rooms put aside.  

    They have:  

    3 rooms with 2 queen beds @ $98 plus tax including continental breakfast

    2 rooms with 2 queen beds/kitchenette @ $108 plus tax including continental breakfast

    GROUP ID 5650306

    Release date: March 20


    For individual reservations please call the hotel direct 250-374-8877 and quote GROUP ID 5650306 “Science Fair”

    All reservations MUST be made prior to the release date of March 20.  This is important as the hotel is almost sold out and rooms may not be available after the release.

    Science Fair 2019

    by Krista Halland -

    Hi All,

    The Regional fair is approaching quickly.  If you are a classroom teacher, please refer to the side to get up to date information on registering your students.  If you are a committee member, please be advised that we have our next meeting on Friday January 25th at Pineridge Elementary at 1:30pm.   If you are a parent, please feel free to browse through the tabs to learn more about the upcoming fair.  If you have questions, please feel free to connect with me at  

    Krista Halland

    Principal, Savona Elementary

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