For­mula for suc­cess

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch - By SO­PHIE GABRIELLE

ALEX Pog­son has won the Year 9 award and over­all Young Sci­en­tist Award in the 2015 Science Tal­ent Search.

Com­pet­ing against other stu­dents from years 7 to 12, the Shen­ton Col­lege stu­dent said he was “chuffed” to win the award af­ter car­ry­ing out re­search into a sport science experiment.

“I was kind of stunned, I sup­pose,” Alex said.

“English and science are prob­a­bly my favourite sub­jects.”

Prin­ci­pal Michael Mor­gan said Alex had worked hard on his re­search as well as com­plet­ing his reg­u­lar stud­ies.

“Shen­ton Col­lege has al­ways placed fo­cus on STEM (Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing and Math­e­mat­ics), as well as the arts and cre­ative sub­jects,” Mr Mor­gan said.

“We need to have a strong fo­cus on science but not at the ex­pense of the arts.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d444305

Alex Pog­son won the over­all Young Sci­en­tist Award in the 2015 Science Tal­ent Search.

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