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Six kids selected for International Science School

Six kids selected for International Science School

Six students have been selected from New Zealand to attend the Professor Harry Messel Science School in Sydney from the 6th - 9th of July.

The scholarship, administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand, is a two-week programme and will involve lectures by internationally renowned scientists, together with tours, experiments and social events.

Six students were selected nationwide from a very large number of applicants - all of a very high standard.

Information and contact details for the students selected are given below:

Ricardo D' Souza: Marcellin College, Auckland. Phone: 09 624 1409

Ricardo is studying Physics, Chemistry and Biology at Marcellin College, where he is Head Boy. He is also a very competent cricketer and badminton player. Jin Woo Park: Christ's College, Christchurch. Phone 03 341 7977

Jin Woo is very interested in law and biology, especially in the area of biochemistry, and is interested in ethics law. He enjoys playing sports and listening to music.

Jargil Santos: New Plymouth Boys' College. Phone: 06 755 0891

Hester Goodwin: St Joseph's Maori Girls' College in Hawkes Bay. Although Hester attends school in Hawkes Bay, she lives in Upper Hutt. Phone: 025 975 924

Hester is very excited at the chance to attend the Harry Messels Science School and is looking forward to more of an insight into the science world. Hester is a top sportswoman in her school and plays Senior A Grade Netball and Basketball.

Kylie Sedon: Hamilton's Fraser High School. Phone: (07) 849 0565

Kylie is studying a mixture of sciences, mathematics and humanities for Bursary this year and has been accepted to enrol at Waikato University first year course in Social and Moral Philosophy. She enjoys swimming and other water sports and also enjoys problem solving and working with people.

Tiam Maghsodi: Otago Girls' High School. Phone: (03) 473 6470

Tiam has enjoyed learning about science and is particularly interested in the fields of medicine and genetics ever since she was a young child, although she is unsure of exactly what aspect of science she will pursue at university.

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