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Griffith University Gold Coast Schools Science Competition Awards Evening

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Week 8, Term Three, 2019

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Eighteen students from Years 7 to 12 had the privilege to attend the Griffith University Gold Coast Schools Science Competition Awards Evening, Thursday 29 August. The night started with a fun exploration of Science on the GO’s exciting experiments and was then followed by a dynamic presentation.

Dr Michael Simmonds presented on what scientists ‘actually do’, and to our surprise they do not just wear fancy white coats and squeeze pipettes!

Finally, the moment we were all waiting for, the awards! It was exciting to see all the interesting entries, especially the little ones, even a six-year-old writing a report on Lithium. With over 400 entries in the competition, the Somerset students certainly outdid themselves, with 18 taking out placings of first, second, third and Highly Commended.

We are all very honored to be given this amazing opportunity by Griffith University and the Queensland Academy of Health and Sciences to explore their great facility, meet astounding people and win some impressive medals.

On the behalf of all participants, we would like to express our gratitude to all our teachers, for their wholehearted guidance and feedback throughout this whole experience.

Congratulations to Benjamin Just, Heath Walker, Emmeline Anthony, Lauren Chan, Brianne Major, Vanessa van Twuiver Suarez, Amy Barry, Megan Cattell, Lily Peters, Ruben Yam, Momoe Gondo, Chloe Ming, Nicholas Tan, Thomas Kilmartin, Leigh Amores, Nada Wilson, Stewart Ford and Kevin Song.

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