Felicia Harvey, a student of second of secondary Odyssey Lafontaine / Dominique-Racine Chicoutimi won first prize in the regional finals of Expo-sciences Hydro-Quebec.
The girl was distinguished among the 98 projects presented at the regional finals which took place on 17 and 18 March at the Polyvalente Jonquiere.
His experimental project entitled “A secondary intelligène”, aimed to assess the knowledge of young people in genetics and heredity. It assessed upper secondary youth with the knowledge and concluded that they know and do not sufficiently understand the basic concepts of these two subjects.
“But young people who have received training on the subject were able to increase their knowledge and increase their average of correct answers 16%, and from 31 to 47%,” noted Felicia. She mentored Research Corporation and action on hereditary diseases (CORAMH) for the realization of his project.
She won first prize Hydro-Québec, but also the gold medal in the Junior category (secondary 1 and 2), and a grant of $ 1,000 scholarship from the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi and a purse $ 200 CORAMH. It will be his second participation in a provincial final.
“I am very happy to be rewarded for the effort I put into this project! Thank CORAMH for their support, “she said in an interview with The Daily, after the discount price Friday.
Participants High School Odyssey Lafontaine / Dominique-Racine stood out in the regional final. Many of the 16 young people selected to take part in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec come from this high school.
A total of 11 teams in the region therefore take part in the provincial finals, from 22 to 24 April in Sorel-Tracy.