Not one but two Year 11 Quirindi High School students have been selected to attend the highly prestigious 'National Youth Science Forum' in 2021.
Mark Batterham and Thomas Boorer were selected from a National pool of entrants to attend the ten-day program, coordinated by Rotary and run by the Australian National University of Canberra.
The National Youth Science Forum 'aims to give a deeper insight into science and its applications for the benefit of all mankind and to develop a greater understanding between young people of all nations'.
The students Mark Batterham and Thomas Boorer have been friends since Kindergarten.
"We've been learning together since Kindy and push one another to think outside the box and further our knowledge on a variety of subjects," Mark said.
"The interview process was a test of thinking on our feet and delving into our knowledge."
We are looking forward to the opportunities and connections to Universities and science pathways through this prestigious event.Thomas Boorer
"We are looking forward to the opportunities and connections to Universities and science pathways through this prestigious event," Thomas added.
Students also undergo four separate interviews on a variety of areas, including their other interests, world topics, news and social and communication skills.
Science Teacher Peter Roberts commended his students on their achievement.
"Being accepted into the National Youth Science Forum is an outstanding achievement for Mark and Tom," he commended.
"Both students have developed strong learning skills through their curiosity and persistence in learning, and both go above and beyond."
Rob Lewis from Quirindi Rotary said to have two student's selected was "remarkable".
"It is outstanding to have one student selected, but to have two students selected is a truly remarkable achievement," he said.