W. J. Mouat student complete math challenge

Abbotsford school has largest participation ever

Pictured are the W.J. Mouat Secondary students who participated in the Michael Smith Science Challenge.

Pictured are the W.J. Mouat Secondary students who participated in the Michael Smith Science Challenge.

W.J. Mouat Secondary had the largest group of students ever participate this year in the Michael Smith Science Challenge.

The challenge is a national competition written by students in Grade 10 or lower.

It emphasizes logical thinking and covers material in the science curriculum common to all provinces.

This year, a total of 1,781 students wrote Canada-wide, with 16 of them from W.J. Mouat.

Of those, two students placed nationally. Logan Driver placed in the top three per cent, while Ben Ellis was in the top 10 per cent.

Mouat students who participated were: Logan Driver, Ben Ellis, Marie-Therese Nikkel, Luke Snow, Daniel Smith, Rishabjeet Luthra, Kenji Noftle, Natasha Clouatre, Jessica Nguyen, Jacob Kooy, Aliya Kani, Paola Ortiz, Gurbir Brar, Kimberlee Bonneau, Megan Brink and Eric Valihrach.