KiHS Students Chosen to Attend Science Olympics at York University!

Six very excited KiHS students are preparing to attend the York University Engineering and Science Olympics on Tuesday May 6 of this year. These KiHS students have been chosen as representatives from First Nations schools in Remote First Nations communities in Ontario. They will leave their communities and fly to Toronto on May 3rd and back again on May 7th. They are busily preparing their strategies for competing with 70 other high school teams from all across Ontario. This is a great opportunity and a great honour for these students!

They will be accompanied on this trip by Eli Pivnick, one of the Science teachers at KiHS in Sachigo Lake First Nation, and Darrin Potter, KiHS principal. All expenses for this trip are paid by York University through the Imperial Oil Foundation. The KiHS students will be honoured at a special luncheon meeting with representatives from the university, and given a tour of the science faculty including research laboratories and many more exciting places. The students will also be given opportunity to enjoy some of Toronto’s great attractions.

To prepare for this event, Mr. Pivnick will be hosting some video conference coaching sessions with the students as well as some online tutorial sessions to prepare them for their events.

The lucky students are:

1. Riel Lyon from the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen

2. Tommy Tait from Sachigo Lake First Nation

3. Bentley Kakekayash from Weagamow Lake First Nation

4. Genevieve Beardy from Weagamow Lake First Nation

5. Iris Barkman from Sachigo Lake First Nation

6. April Mckay from Sachigo Lake First Nation

On behalf of KiHS we want to congratulate these students and wish them all the best in their Science Olympics competition!