Myers Illes has been chosen to go to the national science fair in May.

Myers Illes has been chosen to go to the national science fair in May.

Francois Lake student chosen for upcoming national science fair

Grade-seven student Myers Illes was chosen to represent Team B.C. at the Canada-Wide National Science Fair in Fredericton, N.B.

Grade-seven student Myers Illes, from Francois Lake, was chosen to represent Team B.C. at the Canada-Wide National Science Fair in Fredericton, N.B., from May 11-16, 2015.

In his project, Illes researched the effect that different substances have in the growth of plants when used as fertilizer, including goose droppings diluted in water.

His project was chosen at the Central Interior Science Exhibition that took place in Prince George on March 21, 2015. A total of 17 projects were representing School District No. 91 at the Central Interior Science Exhibition, and five students were chosen for the national science fair.

Elizabeth Schulz, from Fraser Lake, was also chosen for the national science fair.

“We are very proud of their accomplishments, and wish Myers and Elizabeth much success at the Canada-Wide Science Fair,” said Candice Little, District Science Fair Co-ordinator.

Divisional award ainners

Level II – Computing and Information Technology; Gold; Project name: Why Fi – Rory Creighton, Michael Chalmers – Francois Lake.

Level II – Earth & Environmental Sciences; Gold; Project name: Beauty and the Bees – Jordan Illes – Francois Lake.

Level I – Earth & Environmental Sciences; Silver; Project name: Frosty Affair – Ema Culberson – Decker Lake. Project name: Melting the Pain Away – Cameron Stewart, Lucas Phillips – Francois Lake. Gold; Project name: Off Your Desk Into Your Garden – Myers Illes – Francois Lake.

Level II – Health Sciences; Bronze;

Project name: Pasta Wars – Adriana Ens, Evelyn Dickson. Gold; Project name: Heart Smart Jr. – Hailee Allen, Lexa Sanders – Fraser Lake Elem-Secondary. Project name: Is Green as Clean – Trista Teichroeb – Evelyn Dickson

Level I – Life Sciences; Gold; Project name: Investigating Correlations and Variations of Lymnae stagnalis -: Elizabeth Schulz – Fraser Lake Elem-Secondary.

Level II – Physical & Mathematical Sciences; Bronze; Project name: Which Bulb? – Gemma Elliott – Francois Lake. Project name: Potato Power – Hayden Zacharias, Braiden Devauld – Sinkutview. Gold; Project name: Bast Off – Eric Anderson , Marek Baker – W.L. McLeod.

Special award winners

Project name: Al Appleton Worksafe Award; Winner ($100 cash); Melting the Pain Away – Cameron Stewart, Lucas Phillips – Francois Lake.

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Award; $100 cash; Project name: Off Your Desk Into Your Garden – Myers Illes – Francois Lake.

BC Institute of Agrologists-Cariboo Central Interior Award; Perpetual trophy; $100 cash; Project name: Off Your Desk Into Your Garden – Myers Illes – Francois Lake.

BC Ministry of Environment – Environmental Award; Perpetual trophy and gift certificate; Project name: Beauty and the Bees – Jordan Illes – Francois Lake.

BC Nature Award; $75 cash; Project name: Investigating Correlations and Variations of Lymnae stagnalis – Elizabeth Schulz – Fraser Lake Elem-Secondary.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon Award; Winner-Recognition Plaque; Project name: Heart Smart Jr. – Hailee Allen, Lexa Sanders – Fraser Lake Elem-Secondary.

Integris Community Enhancement Award; Perpetual trophy, plaque, $250 cash; Project name: Why Fi – Rory Creighton, Michael Chalmers – Francois Lake.

Omineca Beetle Action Coalition Award; $100 cash; Project name: Investigating Correlations and Variations of Lymnae stagnalis – Elizabeth Schulz – Fraser Lake Elem-Secondary.

Canucks Excellence in Science Award; Gift valued at $600; Project name: Heart Smart Jr. – Hailee Allen, Lexa Sanders – Fraser Lake Elem-Secondary.

CWSF Student for Science Fair Foundation of BC CWSF Student; Project name: Investigating Correlations and Variations of Lymnae stagnalis – Student: Elizabeth Schulz – Fraser Lake Elem-Secondary. Project name: Off Your Desk Into Your Garden – Myers Illes – Francois Lake.

Grand award winners

Best in Category Computing and Information Technology, Level II plaque; Project name: Why Fi – Rory Creighton , Michael Chalmers – Francois Lake.

Best in Category, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Level II plaque; Project name: Beauty and the Bees – Jordan Illes – Francois Lake.

Best in Category, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Level I; Project name: Off Your Desk Into Your Garden – Myers Illes – Francois Lake.

To check the complete list of winners, visit https://secure.youthscience.ca/sfiab/centralinteriorbritishcolumbia/winners.php