From classroom to national stage

FOUR Murwillumbah High School students will soon be displaying their science and engineering skills on a national stage.

Year 11 students Amelia Kingston and Arjuna Ciovindasamy will attend the National Science Youth Forum at the Australian National University in Canberra this January.

Julius Walden-Goodlet and Jarrah Borton will visit the HoneyWell Engineering School at the University of New South Wales in December.

Year 11 co-ordinator Andy Mitchell said all four had to write essays to be considered for the experience.

“The National Science Youth Forum is a meeting of scientific minds from around the country. It really helps the kids with their future careers,” Mr Mitchell said.

“There are only 140 students from around the country who get to go to this. It's a huge honour for Amelia and Arjuna.”

Mr Mitchell said Julius and Jarrah will have their work cut out for them in December.

“They will visit five universities around Sydney as well as construction sites,” he said.

“Jarrah is looking at studying civic and aerodynamic engineering while Julius is keen for civic and environment engineering. There will be something for both of them during this trip.”

“The school is very proud of all four students. It's a good opportunity for them to experience the more practical side of things,” he said.

The Murwillumbah Rotary Club will help with accommodation costs for the students.

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