Camp to benefit students

Harvey-Waroona Reporter
Erica Ruis, of Australind, with member for Forrest Nola Marino.
Camera IconErica Ruis, of Australind, with member for Forrest Nola Marino. Credit: South Western Times

Two South West students have been given the opportunity to pursue their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Elaine Rayco from Newton Moore Senior High School and Trinity Best from Australind Senior High School are two of the 60 successful young women participating in the Curious Minds program.

Curious Minds is an invitational program aimed at highly capable girls in years 9 and 10 who have an interest in STEM learning areas.

The students will attend an intensive academic camp followed by six months of one-on-one mentoring and coaching from a woman working within a STEM field.

Forrest MHR Nola Marino congratulated the girls on pursuing their passion.

“I hope the girls learn new skills and gain the confidence to pursue a career in STEM after school and find inspiration from leading thinkers within the STEM community,” Mrs Marino said.

“STEM skills are vital to future jobs and Australia’s economy and I encourage other young girls in the South West to get involved.”

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