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Students enjoy national science fair


Heidi Friesen (Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program) and Matt McQuaker (Sturgeon Creek) have left Kingston after representing Northwestern Ontario in a national science fair there.

The two district students joined two others from Dryden at the science fair, which featured hundreds of projects from coast to coast.

While neither came away with a top finish, Friesen brought home an honorable mention.

“It wasn’t too bad. The judges seemed nice and seemed interested in all the projects,” said McQuaker.

“I learned about presenting a bit by watching some of the other kids present their projects.

“There were lots of people. They had a couple of gyms full of projects,” he added.

The two students qualified for the national science fair after placing in the top three at the regional competition in Kenora back on March 31.

Friesen still had not returned from her trip to Kingston as of press time and could not be reached for comment.

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