Murray, Abbass finalists for national science fair

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STELLARTON — Two local middle school students will have qualified their projects for the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair.

Noah Abbass from East Pictou Middle School and Annika Murray from New Glasgow Academy were among four finalists who received major awards at the recent Chignecto East Science Fair that takes place annually at the Nova Scotia Community College.

They will attend the national CWSF event in Fredericton, N.B.

“We had 60 projects submitted from grades 4 to 12, from schools across Pictou County and Colchester County,” said Eliza Abbass, Chignecto East Science Fair Committee member.

The national fair will start on May 11 with tours of the University of New Brunswick campus. There will be a Taste of New Brunswick event and tours of the area before awards presentations on May 16.

The Canada-Wide Science Fair is an annual science fair in Canada co-ordinated by Youth Science Canada. It is designed as an opportunity to bring science, technology, engineering and math out of the classroom and engage young people in solutions to real world issues in those four areas. It offers 500 students a chance to showcase their solutions to those world issues and compete for nearly $1 million in awards, prizes and scholarships.

Awards for finalists who will attend a national science fair in May in Fredericton were presented recently in Stellarton. From left: Annika Murray from New Glasgow Academy, Megumi Ozawa from Pugwash, Noah Abbass from East Pictou Middle School and Lauren Shears from Oxford.

(Submitted photo)