Author Ron Carey
On 27th October Rotary President John Myer presented local student Tobias Threadgold with a cheque for $1500.00 being approx half the cost of Tobias attending the national Youth Science Forum summer school.
The summer school is an intensive 10 day course run in Canberra for advanced students, to gain admission students undergo a rigorous entry application, many students nominate but only a few are accepted, it is some years since a student from Port Lincoln has been accepted.
The course is designed to allow participants to engage with leading scientists and companies to give them some idea of where their career paths may take them. The course initiated with rotary participation has been running for many years, it is always interesting hearing from the students when they return; they are exposed to many facets of science that they don’t experience at school.
Tobias is a student at the Port Lincoln High School and has just returned from a ten month student exchange in Japan where he was mainly concerned with the Japanese language but was able to participate in science classes, as a result of the exchange he is now doing some year eleven classes and some year twelve and will continue at school next year to make up for the missing ten months.
Rotarians look forward to hearing from Tobias when he returns from the summer science school and wish him well in his future endeavours.
Tobias is pictured with Rotarian Noel Jenkins left and President John Myer right