Awards celebrate Peel high achievers

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Peel ESTEAM Awards 2019 judges Andrew Taggart, Emmaline Yearsley and Ben Dougherty deliberate over the high volume of entries.
Camera IconPeel ESTEAM Awards 2019 judges Andrew Taggart, Emmaline Yearsley and Ben Dougherty deliberate over the high volume of entries.

Judges deliberating over entries in the Peel ESTEAM Awards were impressed by the calibre of this year’s nominations.

The awards celebrate the best achievements in the Peel region across all areas that are critical in ensuring Peel thrives in the future world and workforce.

Nominees for this year include young entrepreneurs, excellent educators, citizen scientists and science communicators.

Emmaline Yearsley from WA Museum and Ben Dougherty from Unearthed Solutions will judge this year’s awards alongside former Provost at Murdoch University Andrew Taggart.

Mr Taggart said the high-quality applicants would grow the presence of ESTEAM within the community.

“Having more students undertake challenging subjects will improve employment outcomes in the region.”

There are five award categories that recognise achievements in ESTEAM education, science communication and citizen science as well as an overall Young ESTEAM Champion and ESTEAM Champion.

Award winners will be announced at the Peel ESTEAM Awards ceremony next Friday at John Tonkin College Performing Arts Centre in Mandurah and all members of the community are welcome to attend.

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