Fort St. John students selected for SHAD program

Two Fort St. John students have been chosen to participate in the SHAD program this summer.

Tristan Hynes, a Grade 10 student at the Energetic Learning Campus, and Somin Park, a Grade 11 student at North Peace Secondary, are among the 1,000 students from across the country selected to take part in the STEAM-based entrepreneurial program this July.

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Hynes will travel to Dalhousie University in Halifax, while Park will go to the University of Calgary.

Through the program, students take part in hands-on workshops, and are challenged to come up with a solution to some societal problem affecting Canada. Learning is focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. 

The program runs from July 1 to 27, and is sending a recod 1,000 students to 16 participating universities across Canada. 

“We hope program participants end the month not only dreaming big, but empowered with the tools and passion they need to take risks, roll up their sleeves and get going," SHAD President and CEO Tim Jackson said in a news release. 

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