Fort Frances High School student Angie Redford has returned home from the Canada-Wide Science Fair with her third-straight bronze medal.
The Grade 10 student first won over the judges at the Sunset Country Regional Science Fair in April with her project “Fidget Spinners: A Charged Topic.”
She then joined with 500 of Canada's brightest young scientists in Ottawa for the 57th edition of the Canada-Wide Science Fair last week.
Also representing Sunset Country were finalists Erica Forsythe (Golden Learning Centre) and Mason Gallagher (Red Lake-Madsen Public School).
Redford competed at the intermediate level in the innovation category as she tried to determine if the same power-producing principals found in wind turbines could be applied to a traditional fidget spinner.
She designed and developed a series of prototypes, and tried to produce enough power to charge an LED light.
Her efforts earned her one of 40 Excellence Award (Intermediate) bronze medals.
She also received a $1,000 scholarship to Western University and a silver-ticket scholarship to the Lassonde School of Business STEM camp for innovation and entrepreneurs, which is run through York University.
“We're very proud of Angie's achievement at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, along with Erica and Mason from the Keewatin-Patricia School Board,” said Brad Gushulak, STEM co-ordinator for the Rainy River District School Board.
“They all put a lot of time and hard work into their investigations, and did an excellent job representing Sunset Country,” he lauded.