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Team Bluewater Excels at 2022 CWSF

Team Bluewater Excels at 2022 CWSF
Posted on 05/26/2022
From May 16 to 20, six students from across Bruce and Grey counties participated in the 2022 Virtual Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF).  At the awards ceremony, members of Team Bluewater were honoured for their excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Youth Science Canada Special Awards (Overall Awards for Competition):
Brainspace Magazine Award - An outstanding junior project that demonstrates excellence in communicating a science project to a diverse audience ($500 award) - Olivier Lafleur, « Les plantes, des ordinateurs quantiques? » École catholique St-Dominique-Savio, Owen Sound

Renewable Energy Award - An outstanding project related to both energy and air quality with a demonstrated interest in environmental stewardship ($500 award) - Vedant Sheel, “Smart Solar Tracker”, Saugeen District Senior School (SDSS), Port Elgin

Youth Science Canada Challenge Award (Top Project in Each Project Category):
Energy Challenge Award - An outstanding junior project that helps improve our use of current energy sources, enables the transition to alternative energy sources, or reduces our energy footprint - Vedant Sheel, “Smart Solar Tracker”, SDSS

Bronze Medal:
Intermediate - Islay Graham, “The National Helmet Expiry Inquiry, Owen Sound District Secondary School

Senior - Anna Siekierzycki, “Corticosteriod Injections/Hyaluronic Acid and Their Use in Performance Horses”, St. Mary’s High School (SMHS), Owen Sound

Silver Medal:
Junior - Vedant Sheel, “Smart Solar Tracker”, SDSS

Canada Wide Science Fair Finalist:
Senior - Amalia Stoltzfus Forand, “Peach and Almond: Two in One!”, École catholique St-Dominique-Savio

Senior - Abby Vereecke, “Food Waste: What Can We Do Better?”, SMHS

To view the projects, visit

A special thank you is extended to the Bluewater Regional Science and Technology Fair (BRSTF) and CWSF Team sponsors for their support.

Local organizers look forward to another exciting science fair season and invite students from Grades 4 to 12 to participate in the 2023 BRSTF taking place Wednesday, April 5 (Grades 7-12) and Wednesday, April 12 (Grades 4-6).  For more information, details on how to start a project, and important updates, check out

Team Bluewater (left to right): CWSF Ambassador Sophia Cottrill, Delegates Heather Christie and Diane Wall, CWSF Finalists Vedant, Abigail, Islay, Olivier, Amalia, Anna

Source: BRSTF media release

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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