Michael Manoussakis Wins Place in the National Youth Science Forum’s International Programme

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Marymede College Captain Michael Manoussakis (Year 12), is currently preparing for the trip of a lifetime after successfully winning a coveted place in the National Youth Science Forum’s International Programme.

Michael, who is 1 of only 44 successful students across the country, will now travel to New Brunswick, Canada on May 8 and will represent Australia at the Canada-wide Science Fair, talking to local Primary and Secondary school students about advancements in Australian science and Australia in general.

Michael’s journey to Canada began some 12 months ago, where he was selected after an initial application and interview to represent the Diamond Creek Rotary Club in the State selections for the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra. This annual Forum gathers the best and the brightest senior Secondary students from around Australia who are seeking to pursue a career in science. During his time in our nation’s capital, Michael visited a variety of science facilities, listened to eminent scientists, and participated in regular debates.

Michael would then go on to write a detailed formal application for the National Youth Science Forum International Programme outlining his passion for Chemistry and ambition to study Materials Science.

Michael’s application was successful and he was subsequently awarded a place in this prestigious programme.

We congratulate Michael on his outstanding achievement and wish him all the very best in Canada.

Photo By Jeremy Guzman