Six Nations’ future scientists earn BASEF awards

SIX NATIONS – Several science fair project winners from Six Nations and area elementary schools were submitted for consideration for the BASEF annual awards, and students from J.H. Hill and O.M. Smith/Kawenio:io schools won recognition and awards for their work.

The Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair is a competition to all grade seven through twelve students from Hamilton, Halton Region, Haldimand County, Norfolk County, Brant County and Six Nations. Students may attend any public, separate or private school or be home schooled. Participants must be under the age of 21 before June of the BASEF year.

There is no entry fee to participate but over $150,000 in cash, trips and scholarships are awarded every year.

Cara Hill, a student at J.C. Hill Elementary School, won a “New Science Award.”

Miakun Jones of J.C. Hill Elementary, won the Indigenous Peoples of Canada Scientific Study Award as well as the New Science Award; Mia Martin won two “New Science Awards; Jalen Thomas and Lakendra VanEvery, also of J.C. Hill, each won New Science Awards as well.

Angelina Bomberry, from O.M. Smith/Kawennio:io school was awarded the BASEF 500 Award as well as the Indigenous Peoples of Canada Scientific Study Award for her project “Alternative Approaches to Knee Pain Care.”

Jason Hill, also of O.M. Smith, won the Primary Fluid Systems Earth and Environment Awards – Second (B) Bronze Merit Award, and the Indigenous Peoples of Canada Scientific Study Award for his project “Reaction”.

Dallas and Denver Jayne also from O.M. won New Scientist Awards for their project, “Does Diabetes Discriminate.”

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