Maureen Desmond photo/SJHS
SJHS student places first in NB Science Competition
by Mr. Doug Kelly - Thursday, May 28, 2009
Mariah Darling, a student in one of Mr. Benjamin's Grade 9 Science classes, was recently announced as the top student in New Brunswick in this year's Michael Smith Science Challenge.
The Michael Smith Science Challenge is a nationally run competition written by students who are in Grade 10 Science or lower. Featuring questions similar to PISA test questions the test emphasizes logical thinking and covers material in science curricula common to all provinces.
The competition is named in honour of Dr. Michael Smith who won the Nobel Prize in 1993 for Chemistry, and is put on each year by the University of British Columbia. Prizes are awarded for top students nationally and provincially.
Congratulations to Mariah for placing first in the province.