Little to attend youth science forum
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.