Toowoomba local and Glennie Year 11 student Amanda Taylor has been selected to attend the National Youth Science Forum in January next year. The event is one of Australia’s most prestigious student academic programs and is held in Canberra each year. Taylor was one of the 200 students invited to the 12-day residential science event.

On top of the forum selection for 2018’s event, last week Amanda was also invited to the Government House for the official launch. With such an opportunity, Amanda was also able to meet his Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey, Governor of Queensland.

“In addition to an insightful address from the Governor, I got to meet other students from all over Queensland,” said Amanda.

For the opportunity, Amanda participated in a rigorous selection process. With 21 nationwide districts included, Rotary, the Forum’s founding partner, required Amanda to involve herself in numerous interviews along with an impromptu speech prior to her selection.

“I’m looking forward to acquiring new skills at the Forum, learning from leaders in the field of Science.”

“I wish to pursue a career in Science or Maths and believe attendance at this Forum will assist me to make an informed choice about the course I select and which University to attend after completing Year 12,” said Amanda.

Filled with an array of science-based activities, such as laboratory visits, on-site tours, university academics lectures, hands-on workshops, as well as many social events, the forum gives students the opportunity to improve their communication and presentation skills, and also focuses on all aspects of learning and thinking.

Read about more Glennie School student achievements here.