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Best in show: Madison Hawki and her experiment on decomposition
REPORTING · 17th March 2011
Walter McFarlane
The Northwest Science and Innovation Science Fair took place on March 12th in the Mount Elizabeth Cafeteria.

“We had our 6th annual Kitimat Science Fair and it’s for students from Kindergarten to Grade 7. we hoped to get out as many Kitimat students as possible with science fair projects, get them interested in science and hopefully, they will continue on with science careers,” said Christine Slanz, Executive Director of NSIS.

While there were not as many projects as there have been in previous years, the quality of the projects was certainly top notch. One project in particular studied the effect of water to composting to study the rate. This project, created by Madison Hawki received best in fair.

Another project was on the effects of anticorrosion material on the effects of steel. Paul Bjorn, one of the judges, commented the girl who created the project had tried several different compounds on steel. Grease proved to be the best but lipstick worked as well.

Bjorn also spoke highly of a project where a pop can full of boiling water was transferred to an ice bath where it imploded instantly.
Kendall Ferguson and Sarah Toth and their presentation on Prehistoric and Modern Raptors
Kendall Ferguson and Sarah Toth and their presentation on Prehistoric and Modern Raptors
Alexanne Ouellet recieves her awards from Mayor Joanne Monaghan
Alexanne Ouellet recieves her awards from Mayor Joanne Monaghan