Callum Penney may only be in Grade 2, but he’s already well versed in delivering scientific findings for the judges in the St. Michael’s Catholic School science fair, having been a participant the previous year.
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For the 2020 event, held March 10 in the school gym, Callum studied, “Where do ants go in the winter?”
He read books, started an ant farm, and even documented what his ants liked to eat most (apples), before summarizing it all in a colourful, interesting, and interactive presentation.
The fair has three categories: research; experiment; and innovation/invention.
This year 37 projects were submitted by 45 students.
Grade 1 1st Place
– Invention/Innovation – Adam Stach
– Experiment – Kylie Chow
Grade 2 1st Place
– Research – Callum Penney
-Experiment – Kyle White
Grade 3 1st place
– Research – Evalynn Ferraro
-Experiment – Victor Shalagin
Grade 4 1st Place
– Research – Katia Miranda-Torres
-Experiment – Jasmine Chow
Grade 5 1st Place
– Invention/Innovation – Luc Austin
-Research – Violet Hubscher and Chesa Quintans
Grade 6 1st Place
– Research – Charlie O’Hearn –Stone -Matthew Shepley and Paulo Miranda Torres (tied)
Grade 7 1st Place
– Research – Kenedie Quintans and Hannah Smith
-Experiment – Ella Giguere and Molly Makway
Each of these students was recommended to attend the West Kootenay Regional Science Fair In Nelson on April 4th.