Taegan Regal, Gr 11 learner at Eunice High School, was placed in the top 50 in the Free State after the Science Olympiad. As a result, she was given the opportunity to attend a Science Convention with her Science teacher, Mrs Kerryn Lombard. This took place at the North West University, Potchefstroom on the 15th and 16th of August.

Taegan said that the well-organized Science Convention was an inspiring and enlightening experience. She enjoyed all the presentations but especially the Chemistry demonstration and the tour around the Pharmacy faculty. She will share her experiences with her peers and use the opportunity that was given to her to encourage others.

On the weekend of 25 – 27 July, learners from Eunice High School entered 10 projects for the Eskom Expo for young scientists that was held in the Boet Troskie hall at CUT.
Innovation, good scientific practice and enthusiasm were evident in the level of projects entered.

Abigail Bloem (Gr9) did a very interesting project on traffic lights and developed a system using solar and wind energy to improve the functioning of traffic lights. She won the award for best development project and was chosen to attend the International Science Fair held later this year.

Manaka Reikantse and Emily Kellerman won bronze medals at the expo for their projects on desalination of water and the use of one’s finger length to determine certain characteristics respectively.

Silver Medalists were Therese Hamer and Emma Nel for their project on the testing of brands of milk that turn sour before others. Za-Neil Coertzen and Mia Huang did a social studies project on brain power and were also awarded silver medals.

Annemé Kruger and Elke du Plessis won a gold medal for their project on the solubility of drugs.

Back: Therese Hamer, Reikantse Manaka, Annemé Kruger, Elke du Plessis
Front: Mia Huang, Abigail Bloem, Emma Nel, Za-neil Coertzen

Eunice learners excelled in the annual ATKV Afrikaans Senior Olympiad for Additional Language. Cara van Jaarsveldt (left) attained the national third position and was proclaimed as the Free State provincial winner with 94.62%. She received prize money to the value of R3500. Daniëlle Joubert (middle) attained second place and Charné Weyers (right) third place in the Free State.