Chief Judge Andrew Samoil interviews Theodore Spat on his project, Automated farming. Spat, from Prince Rupert Middle School, picked up a bronze, as well as, the BC Institute of Agrologists Award.

Young Prince Rupert scientist, Cameron Sawka, off to Canada-Wide Science Fair

The Pacific Northwest Regional Science Fair was held in Prince Rupert over the Apr. 5 and 6 weekend

Budding young Prince Rupert scientist, Cameron Sawka, has been picked for the team that will represent the Pacific Northwest at the Canada Wide Science Fair in New Brunswick in May.

Sawka’s project, Carbon capture, combating climate change, was selected by judges during the Pacific Northwest Regional Science Fair held at Charles Hays Secondary School on April 5 and 6.

Sawka will join Telkwa’s Aden Jones at the national science fair, which boasts entrants from across the nation.

In the Junior Grade 7-8 category, PRMS students Madison Leask and Logan Wongkee were awarded a bronze for their project, Taste.

READ MORE: Prince Rupert middle-schooler programs robot to plant pea shoots

PRMS’ Theodore Spat, earned the Bronze Award in the same category, as well as the BC Institute of Agrologists Award for his project, Automated farming.

In Primary K-3, Jack McLean from Lax Kxeen Elementary earned a silver for his project, How safe is my crosswalk?.

Pineridge Elementary’s Krista St. Pierre earned the Bulkley Valley Christian School Science Award for her project exploring illness, disability and special needs.

Matthew Cutara and Ian Moro earned of Lax Kxeen earned the Bulkley Valley Research Centre Special Effort Award along with Samantha Taylor of Pineridge Elementary and Yaromyr Datsenko of Prince Rupert Middle School.

Lylah Evan and June O’Brien Paquin of PRMS earned the Genome B.C. Award.

The Northern View

Send The Newsroom email
Like the The Northern View on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter


Yaromyr Datsenko from Pineridge Elementary with his project Energy from Potatoes.

Cassandra Jaarsma with her project ‘Greener Cleaner’ (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

Ashton Gazely with his project ‘Ice, Wind and Climate Change’ (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

The coveted trophies and awards table to encourage the participants (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

Carole Sutherland, Bev Busby and Marilee Uee busy with certificates for the participants (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Major Lee Brain addresses a capacity crowd at the awards ceremony at Charleys Hays Secondary School. (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

Elephants toothpaste with the help of audience members. (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

Science teacher, Sarah Johnson nearly set off smoke detectors during a science exhibition at the Pacific Northwest Regional Science Fair on April 5 at Charles Hays Secondary School.

Madison Leask and Logan Wongkee bronze awards recipients (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

Yaromyr Datsenko took the Bulkley Valley Research Centre Special effort award (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

Cameron Sawka will be headed to provincials in May for his project ‘Carbon Capture, Combatting Climate Change’. (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

Just Posted

Prince Rupert Library recognizes National Indigenous History Month

Friends of the Library Book Club puts the focus on Indigenous authors and reconciliation

Smooth sailing expected on 14 major roads in Prince Rupert by end of summer

Construction underway with city’s $2.4 million paving budget

City of Prince Rupert seeking public input on Community Enhancement Grants

Survey now available to the public focusing on project priorities

Junior A hockey on the horizon for Prince Rupert player

Brett Fudger signs with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL

Break-in at Prince Rupert Post Office causes service delay

Office closed most of July 8 morning after overnight forced entry

Global Sports Bra Squad Day in Rupert

The event encourages athletes to run in whatever makes them comfortable regardless of shape or size

Chiefs honour Indigenous leader wrongfully hanged in B.C. 154 years ago today

Chief Joe Alphonse says they want his remains returned to his homeland in B.C.’s Cariboo region

Rare white ravens spotted again on Vancouver Island

Nature photographer Mike Yip said mysterious birds back in Coombs area

B.C. government seeks advice on reviving Interior forest industry

Public website opens as meetings start with community leaders

Psychics, drones being used to search for missing Chilliwack woman with dementia

Drones, psychics, dogs and more have been employed to help find Grace Baranyk, 86

B.C. mom to go to Europe court in hopes of getting alleged abducted daughter back

Tasha Brown alleges her estranged wife abducted their daughter Kaydance Etchells in 2016

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Scheer on Trump: It’s ‘offensive’ to question the family background of critics

Trump is being called a racist for saying that the four congresswomen should go back where they came from

Instagram expands Canadian pilot removing ‘like’ counts to more countries

Social media giant plans to roll out the test in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Ireland

Most Read