Congratulations to NCI student Rhyanne Pauls on being named a national finalist in the 2017 Canadian Geographic Challenge. Twenty of Canada’s brightest geography students were chosen based on their scores in the Provincial/ Territorial Challenge. The top scoring student from each province/territory in Canada was selected. The remaining finalists were selected based on their score, regardless of location. The Canadian Geographic Challenge is organized by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. It tests students’ knowledge of both Canadian and world geography. Finalists will be travelling to Ottawa June 3-5, 2017 to compete for the title of Canada’s top geography student. For more information on the National Final and to view all finalists, visit the Canadian Geographic website .
Steinbach Regional Secondary School has been named one of the 150 regional finalists for the 2017 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge. The Challenge asked Canadian students from Grades 6 through 12 to identify issues in their local communities and develop solutions using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Examples of 150 regional finalist projects include a mobile app to monitor water pollution levels, a fruit and vegetable production plan to spur healthy eating habits, and other innovative ideas. Each of the 150 regional finalist schools will receive a Samsung technology package which includes a Samsung Gear VR, Galaxy Tab A, Galaxy S7 and Samsung Gear360 camera to assist them in completing their next ‘assignment’ as part of the Challenge: documenting the implementation of their community solution in a three-minute video. Videos will go on to be reviewed by a panel of Samsung Solve for Tomorrow judges, with the top-scoring four schools being named Regional Winners in June 2017. Samsung News Release