Science Fair Success

The 2012 Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair wrapped up on March 20 with the awards ceremony at Laval Liberty and Laval Junior High Schools of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Boards. Prizes with a total value of nearly $45,000 were presented in recognition of outstanding achievements by the up-and-coming generation of scientists in the region. There were projects from students at six EMSB schools – LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent, Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard, Royal West Academy, Vincent Massey Collegiate in Rosemount, Rosemount High School and Marymount Academy in NDG. In all there were more than 300 exhibitors from throughout the region and 200 competing projects. The event was organized by the Educational Alliance for Science & Technology (EAST), whose president is EMSB in-school administrator Agostino Porchetta, the vice-principal of Rosemount Technology Centre.