Alberta 4-H’ers medal at national science fair

About 2,500 young scientists from across Canada compete for a spot at the national science fair.
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A trio of young Albertans were medalists at the recent Canada-Wide Science Fair.

About 2,500 students from across the country compete to get into the fair, with just over 400 chosen for the event, which was held in Ottawa this year.

Three Albertans won bronze at the intermediate level — Lara and Liesl Stewart along with Amanda Hardman. The Stewarts won for ‘Biosecurity Disinfectant Efficacy,’ an experiment that assessed the effectiveness of a variety of cleaning solutions. Hardman won for ‘Crickets for Lunch,’ which looked at using household food waste to raise crickets with a similar protein level to those raised commercially.

B.C. 4-H’er Mac Dykeman won a junior gold (for a project on reducing stress when shipping chicks) and will be part of the Canadian team at the 2019 International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix.

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