Lit­tle to at­tend youth science fo­rum

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Mar­ian Col­lege stu­dent Sarah Lit­tle will at­tend a Na­tional Youth Science Fo­rum next year.

Stawell Ro­tary Club has se­lected the year-11 stu­dent for the two-week res­i­den­tial pro­gram for stu­dents con­sid­er­ing a ca­reer in science and tech­nol­ogy.

The Na­tional Youth Science Fo­rum is a not-for­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that runs the NYSF year-12 pro­gram in Can­berra or Bris­bane in Jan­uary each year.

Ro­tary is a NYSF found­ing part­ner and sup­ports the pro­gram by pro­mot­ing the op­por­tu­nity in com­mu­ni­ties, man­ag­ing ap­pli­ca­tions and se­lec­tions of stu­dents, and help­ing with fund­ing or fundrais­ing for pro­gram fees.

Sarah said it was an hon­our to be se­lected by Stawell Ro­tary as its nom­i­na­tion.

“There are so many good things our lo­cal Ro­tary does in the com­mu­nity. I truly feel blessed that they have also now given me this op­por­tu­nity,” she said.

To be con­sid­ered for the NYSF, Sarah had to write a for­mal ap­pli­ca­tion demon­strat­ing her in­ter­est in science and what at­tend­ing would mean to her. She then had to present it to Stawell Ro­tary Club as part of gain­ing en­dorse­ment.

She then par­tic­i­pated in a for­mal in­ter­view and a de­bate to demon­strate her pas­sion and un­der­stand­ing.

Stawell Ro­tary Club pres­i­dent John Laun­der said he had no reser­va­tions about rec­om­mend­ing Sarah af­ter get­ting to know her pas­sion for a ca­reer in science and tech­nol­ogy.

“Sarah has a gen­uine in­ter­est and an ex­cel­lent un­der­stand­ing of physics, chem­istry and math­e­mat­ics, and Stawell Ro­tary be­lieves she will be a won­der­ful am­bas­sador for the Stawell com­mu­nity and Ro­tary in Jan­uary,” he said.

“It’s full steam ahead now with Ro­tary bar­be­cues, raf­fles and other fundrais­ing events to con­trib­ute to the cost of this fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity.”

Ararat Ro­tary Club has also ex­pressed an in­ter­est in sup­port­ing Sarah and she will soon present to the club.

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