Regional Science Fair nets local winners

Published: April 5, 2017


One Keewatin-Patricia District School Board student from our district is moving on to the national science fair level after a regional event in Fort Frances over the weekend.

More than 20 students from Red Lake and Ear Falls public schools attended Sunset Country Regional Science Fair at the Fort Frances high School on Apr. 1 after qualifying at school events.

Kolton Gagne from Ear Falls Public School’s project entitled “How loud is too loud” won second place in the intermediate category, guaranteeing him a spot in the Canada-Wide Science Fair being held in Saskatchewan in May.

Sabrina Blais from Golden Learning Centre placed third in her division and Principal Debra Geary says the school is awaiting word on whether she qualified for the next level.

In the junior category Red Lake-Madsen Public School’s Angelina Nylund took 1st place in her division and Sullivan Wright placed 3rd.

Throughout the month of March area public schools hosted their own Science Fair’s offering students an opportunity to showcase their projects for area judges. Winners from each school included:


Ear Falls Public School

Junior division:
Ashlyn Olson and Mykayla Maltais
Rianna Schmidt and Briah Anderson
Emily Gushue-Schmidt and Savannah Henstridge

Intermediate division:
Kolten Gagne
Trinity Schmidt-Stone
Amber Brouillard and Summer Henstridge


Golden Learning Centre

Junior Division:
Patrick Forsythe
Luke Norlock  
Luke Brait  
Zack Morse

Intermediate Division:

Emily Sinclair
Sabrina Blais
Erica Forsythe


Red Lake-Madsen Public School

Junior Division:
Justin Gelderland
Jillian Campbell
Angelina Nylund
Kieran Faulds
Sullivan Wright

Intermediate Division:
Braxton Durand
Mason Gallagher
Kyler Loewen

(seen above) Kolton Gagne stands by his winning project.
Photo by Sarah Desforges

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