Year of Science contest winner announced

An Abbotsford student who made it to the semi-finals in the Year of Science video contest, sponsored by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, did not take first place.

An Abbotsford student who made it to the semi-finals in the Year of Science video contest, sponsored by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, did not take first place.

Abigail Sherwood, a Grade 11 student at Yale Secondary, was one of the six finalists in the “Choose Science, Go Far, Win Big” contest. After winning a $250 science-themed prize package, she was in the running for the top prize of a $25,000 scholarship.

Her entry was an experiment to help determine whether it’s possible to create usable energy from steam produced by the sun.

At the grand finale on June 15 at the Vancouver Aquarium, Fort St. John student Jacquie Gulevich was announced as the winner.

Gulevich won the competition with a video submission that asked the question, “Can naturally occurring blue-green lake algae be turned into green gold in the form of biofuel?”

For more information, visit yearofscience.bc.ca. To view the videos, visit youtube.com/yearofsciencebc.