The 55th Annual North Bay Regional Science Fair (NBRSF) was a big success for the more than 110 participants who took part in this year’s competition held at Nipissing University Sports Complex on April 12th.

More than 50 awards including scholarships, trophies, medals, plaques, certificates, and cheques were presented for the scientific initiatives of these brilliant students.

The highlight of the Awards ceremony was the designation of those who will represent the region at this year’s Canada-Wide Science Fair being held in Regina, Sask. May 14 to 24. Three projects (five students) were selected for this exciting opportunity – which includes the recipient of the Rotary Award of Excellence, Jacob Galema and Community Impact Award (Senior Division), Chloe Carriere and Caitlin Howard.

Going to the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair!

Left to right: Caleb Charette, Riley Geisler, Jacob Galema, Caitlin Howard, and Chloe Carriere

Award of Excellence
Awarded to Jacob Galema, Widdifield Secondary School for his project “Antacid for the Soil”.
This award goes to students with an exceptional project who will be representing the North Bay Regional Science Fair at the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair. It includes a school plaque and funding ($500) for travel expenses to the national fair.
Jacob also won the Kumon Math and Reading Center Award, the Dr. Jean Marc Fillion Environmental Award and a gold medal in the Intermediate Earth and Environmental Science category.