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Acadia University High School Huggins Science Seminar

by E. Gaunce/C. Ring/M. Manning/J. Ring - Thursday, May 28, 2009

From May 7th to 8th, four SJHS students participated in the annual Huggins High School Science Seminar at Acadia University. Cindy Tang, Justine Ring, Emily Gaunce and Meghan Manning experienced a taste of university life and gained knowledge on global concerns. Chocolate, waves and music were only a few of the discussed topics. By far, the chemistry was the most "exploding".

"Who would not enjoy seeing solutions react to form Elephant toothpaste? You cannot exactly use it", says Emily Gaunce laughing, "but still it was a cool experiment!"

The students, along with the information sessions, were given tours of the different departments of Acadia University. Every department, ranging from nutrition to geology, provided insight as to why Acadia is so proud of their teaching staff, students and graduates. "We definitely have a hard decision ahead of us when it comes to choosing a university. The people at Acadia were very persuasive" says Cindy Tang.

The girls all agree the experience was exciting and fun. They would highly recommend the seminar to all grade 10 and 11 students. We learned so much from the speakers on many fascinating topics. Many students would greatly benefit from attending the Huggins Science seminar, whether they are interested in science, music or pressing world issues.

Many thanks to the Ring's for providing transportation from the Digby Ferry.

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