STEM Award 2018

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Pictured L to R: Grant Kaczorowski, Kelsey Sheehan, Austie Sheehan


Sweet Future For Medical Student

Clarence Valleys’ Kelsey Sheehan may only be small in stature, but she punches well above her weight when it comes to her academic and sporting achievements.

Kelsey is the latest recipient of the Sunshine Sugar sponsored, Warwick Anderson Award for excellence in STEM.

The annual Warwick Anderson Award recognises a combination of academic and leadership excellence displayed by a Maclean High School Year 12 student undertaking studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

A former Maclean High School student himself, Professor Anderson was born and raised on a sugar cane farm in the Clarence Valley and has gone on to become a world leader in the field of health and medical research.

Mr Grant Kaczorowski, Operations Manager of the Harwood Sugar Mill and Refinery recently had the pleasure of handing over a cheque for $1,000 to Kelsey. These funds will go towards the cost of relocating and commencing studies in Biomedical Science at the Newcastle University.

Kelsey, who has competed at a State level in a range of athletic events, has always been interested in the mechanics of the human body. Embarking on a medical career will only fuel her passion for better understanding how the body functions and the science behind the healing process.

Kelsey’s achievement in winning this award was made even more memorable by the presence of her father. Proud dad, Austie Sheehan, is a Production Superintendent at the Harwood Mill.  Austie joined Mill staff in congratulating Kelsey on her outstanding accomplishment.

Sunshine Sugar is proud to support our local youth - offering apprenticeships, traineeships, academic awards and school donations across the Northern Rivers each year.

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