Newfoundland student to compete in national brain bee

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A high school student from St. John’s will participate next weekend in the 6th annual Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canadian National Brain Bee.

The event on Saturday, June 1, which hosts 13 students from across the country, will be held at McMaster University in Hamilton Ont.

Holy Heart High School student, Neria Aylward, will compete in the spelling-bee like competition by answering questions about neuroscience research and the brain.

The event was created to interest high school students to pursue careers in neuroscience. The first-place champion wins the right to be called the best brain in Canada, along with $1,500, an individual trophy, a travelling trophy to display at their school for one year and a trip for two to represent Canada at the International Brain Bee competition in Vienna, Austria.

Organizations: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian National, McMaster University Holy Heart High School

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Canada, Hamilton Ont Vienna Austria

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