The Rotary Club of Kemptville has donated $1,000 to North Grenville District High School (NGDHS) for its inaugural intermediate science fair scheduled for Friday, March 27 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The science fair, which will be named, “The North Grenville Rotary Science Fair,” is spearheaded by teacher Matthew Wilson. Last October, Wilson presented at a Rotary meeting where he talked about the importance of science in the lives of students. He shared his wish to create an annual science fair at the school. Following his presentation, club members decided to donate funds to help make Wilson’s idea a reality.
“A major priority for our club is youth,” said Jennifer Franssen, the club’s Youth Services Committee chair. “We want to help make this an ongoing event by being involved each year.”
Wilson, who has been teaching for 14 years, but is new to NGDHS, has hosted science fairs at a number of schools. But, his new goal is to create a science fair at NGDHS that grows each year to involve secondary grades and students from other schools.
This year’s fair will be open to students in Grades 7 and 8, and will involve community judges. Student participants will have the opportunity to win Best of Fair, Best Visual Display, and an environmental naturalist award sponsored by the Ferguson Forest Centre.
“I want to thank the Rotary Club of Kemptville for their donation to the science fair,” said Wilson. “I feel science is extremely important in this day and age. There are so many careers that involve science, and it’s great to get students involved as early as possible.”
Pictured below, Rotarian Rob Horning persents a cheque the school.