Sweet Future For Budding Young Scientist

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Samuel Brandon of Maclean will commence study at Monash University in Melbourne in March.

Sam has been offered a place in the Bachelor of Advanced Science – Global Challenges (Honours) course. With just 50 places offered in this program, Sam’s successful entry has been gained based on a combination of his academic performance, along with social skills and leadership potential.

More than just a Science Degree, this exclusive stream of study specifically looks at science in the context of how it can be of relevance and benefit to businesses and communities.

As the recipient of the Maclean High School inaugural ‘Professor Warwick Anderson STEM Award’, Sam recently received a $1,000 cash prize from sponsor Sunshine Sugar. In a meeting with Sunshine Sugars’ Harwood Mill Operations Manager, Mr Grant Kaczorowski this week, Sam said; “This cash prize has been a real boost. It has already helped fund travel to Melbourne for my University interviews, as well as accommodation and text book expenses.”

Sam has been actively involved in a number of school and community initiatives over the past few years, including attendance at the National Youth Science Forum, participation in Rotaract, work on a local Council malicious damage awareness program and he even found time to play a regular game of squash, perform in the School Musical and help with the Chess Club at Gulmarrad Public School.

This great all-rounder is set for a bright future as he embarks on the next stage of his education and his life.

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