Special Olympian Justin Dodge gets a hero’s welcome in Grand Bank
Grand Bank, N.L. — Justin Dodge got a huge welcome home when he return to Grand Bank Sunday evening, fresh from the World Special Olympics Winter Games in Austria.
2014 Burin Peninsula Science Fair runner-up Jarod Farrell, Chief Judge Rodney Hodder and overall winner Nicole Herridge. Both Jarod and Nicole will now represent the Eastern School Board in Windsor, Ontario, at the Canada wide Science Fair. Cynthia Farrell Photo
Nicole Herridge of Pearce Junior High School in Burin was judged the 28th Annual Burin Peninsula Regional Science Fair’s overall winner.
Ms. Herridge won for her project ‘Distractions and Driving Don’t Mix’.
This year’s fair was hosted Mar. 14 at Holy Name of Mary Academy in Lawn.
Runner-up was Jarod Farrell also of Pearce, with his project ‘Applying Science to Super Mario’.
Both students will now represent the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District at the Canada Wide National Science Fair in Windsor, Ontario, May 10.
CWSF 2014 will bring Canada’s top young scientists to Ontario and provide a unique opportunity to showcase the City of Windsor and Essex County’s culture, industry, research and educational facilities, including the University of Windsor and St. Clair College.
Seven schools participated in the regional fair including host Lawn, Sacred Heart Academy of Marystown, Donald C, Jamieson Academy and Pearce Junior High of Burin, Fortune Bay Academy in St. Bernard’s-Jacques Fontaine, John Burke Academy of Grand Bank and St. Anne’s School in South East Bight.
Project Specialist with the NL English School District Rodney Hodder, a Burin Peninsula native, was chief judge for the event.