Parkes High School Year 11 student Yasmin Potts received the Victor Chang Science Award at a ceremony in Dubbo recently. This award acknowledges Yasmin’s achievement and her passion for science. Yasmin’s passion for science was evident in her application and interview for the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra in January 2017. She was successful and is looking forward to this opportunity to work at the Australian National University for two weeks, alongside other students and researchers who share her passion for science. Yasmin achieved first in Physics, first in Chemistry, first in Mathematics and first in Mathematics Extension 1 in Year 11.
Professor Jamie Vandenberg from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute said: “A career in science can be hugely fulfilling, but you need to be passionate. Science is about trying to understand and solve nature’s problems, no matter how big or small.” The Victor Chang School Science Awards were established over a decade ago to honour bright, young students excelling in the subject, with the hope that they would consider a career in the field.
Parkes High School Principal, Sandra Carter said: “Yasmin is a deserved winner of this prestigious award. She is
continually striving to improve her knowledge and understanding in all things science and has achieved outstanding academic results. The Parkes High School community is very proud of Yasmin.”