Students from the Program for Gifted Learners (PGL) at St. Brother Andre School dazzled at Carleton University’s recent Let’s Talk Science Challenge. The competition aims to encourage students to get excited about STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The event involved a Quiz Show portion to test students’ knowledge in STEM subjects, along with an Engineering Design Challenge. About 50 teams of Grade 6 to 8 students from across the region competed to take top honours. Of all those teams, two groups of St. Brother Andre PGL students came in first and third place. The Euphoric Eukaryotes took first place, comprised of students Allison Cretel, Eva Copeland, Corinne Park, and Brooke, while the Elite Electrons team came in third, with medals going to Shireen Ciccarelli, Sophie Goodman, Adam Rowan, and William Copeland. Congratulations to all the students involved on their outstanding performances.
Kelly McKibbin is the Board Website Coordinator with the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s Communications Department, and manages all aspects of the Board’s district website. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Communications, from the University of Ottawa, and is the recipient of a United Way Ottawa Community Builder Award.