The BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards are Australia’s most prestigious school science and engineering awards. The Awards are a partnership between the BHP Foundation, CSIRO and the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA).
In 2002 Somerset College had outstanding success. Reaching the rank of Semi-finalist were last year’s Year 12 students Mackenzie Quiggin (Biology), Kevin Song (Chemistry and Physics), and Year 10 students Anna Hori and Nada Wilson (Biology). Congratulations to all of these budding Scientists!
A few words from Anna and Nada…
"Science has always been an integral part of our Somerset Journey. From the wonderful days of Year 7 Science with Mrs Walker to the thrills of being able to do all three sciences in one year, Somerset has always fostered a culture of scientific appreciation. As a result, being recognised for a scientific investigation at a National level through our achievement in the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Competition truly solidifies the wonderful efforts that our teachers put into us, their encouragement and support is incredible. Whilst we are truly very happy with the effort and commitment, we put in to achieve our result, none of this would have been possible without the amazing mentorship and tireless effort of Mrs Wylie, Head of Science.
We are given so many opportunities to grow as young scientists and we are truly appreciative of all the time and energy all our teachers put into us to gain such experiences and achievements. It is undeniable that we were elated to see that the hard work had paid off, and that we had achieved so much as some of the youngest students in the Senior College to be awarded as semi-finalists in this prestigious national science competition. We look forward to extending our scientific knowledge and involvement in the future."
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