Peace Region students all medal at national science fair

Kyle Plamondon, a grade 11 North Peace Secondary student, earned four medals for his project, Simulating The Formation and Evolution of Galactic Star Cluster Hyades. He is a Western University Entrance Scholarship Bronze Medallist worth $1,000, and a University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship Senior Bronze Medallist for $1,000. He also won a Youth Science Canada Excellence Award – Senior Bronze Medal worth $100 and a Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics International Summer School for Young Physicists Award of $2,500. 

His young brother, Grade 7 Bert Bowes Junior Secondary student Jesse Plamondon is a Western University Entrance Scholarship Silver Medallist worth $2,000. His EZ B Controlled Rover 5 Robot for Detecting H2S also earned him a Youth Science Canada Excellence Award – Junior Silver Medal worth $300. 

Fellow Grade 7 Bert Bowes Junior Secondary student Victoria Platzer is a Western University Entrance Scholarship Bronze Medallist, which earns her $1,000, along with her Youth Science Canada Excellence Award – Junior Bronze Medal worth $100 for her project, They’ve Invaded. 

Kevala Van Volkenburg, a grade 10 North Peace Secondary student, earned a Youth Science Canada Excellence Award – Intermediate Bronze Medal worth $100. Her Analysis of Bacteria on Drinking Fountains and made her a Western University Entrance Scholarship Bronze Medallist for $1,000.

Lastly, Grade 10 South Peace Secondary student Rachael McPhail was named a Western University Entrance Scholarship Bronze Medallist worth $1,000. Her project, To Play or Not To Play – Act II, also earned a Youth Science Canada Excellence Award – Intermediate Bronze Medal worth $100. 

Overall B.C. and Yukon students received 8 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze medals as well as 42 special awards and 43 scholarships for a total of $110,400.

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.