On Sunday 26 November, a group of St Mary’s girls, together with Science Coordinator, Heather Omant, travelled to Launceston to attend the Tasmanian Science Talent Search prize-giving ceremony, where the students were honoured for their outstanding research investigations submitted earlier in the year. Read a summary of the Tasmanian Science Talent Search here: http://www.smc.tas.edu.au/celebrating-outstanding-talent-in-science/
In addition to the prizes received, all students were awarded Rowe Scientific Student Awards for Excellence. Eloise Deconinck (Year 10) received the Rowe Scientific Award for Most Promising Young Scientist in the intermediate division for 2017.
In more fantastic news, Eloise, Spriha Paudel and Keeley Hine-Haycock (Year 10) have been selected as national finalists in the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards (BHPBSEA), joining just 23 other students Australia-wide. The girls will travel to the finals camp in Melbourne in February 2018.
This is the fourth consecutive year that St Mary’s College has had a student/students enter into the BHPBSEA finals.