CONGRATULATIONS to Year 10 and 11 Agricultural Science students! FIRST and SECOND in the DAF Hermitage Plant Science Competition! What an absolutely legendary effort by our amazing Year 10 and 11 Aggies! They have just exceeded all expectations and achieved for the first time ever, both places in the DAF Hermitage Plant Science Competition!
This year’s competition had entries from all over Australia and students were required to conduct a pollination experiment, for which Year 11s looked into the pollination success of three different varieties of fingerlimes under different conditions, whilst Year 10s investigated how pollination affected zucchini yield. Furthermore, students investigated the importance of bees and biosecurity in developing nations.
Individual students did exceptionally well, particularly Ruby Klein who won the Crawford Fund International Agricultural Science Award which includes $350 prize money, QUT Most Outstanding Poster Award, collecting another $150 in prize money, and runner-up in the competition’s major senior award, the prestigious Paul Johnston Memorial Senior Science Award which includes $500 to go towards tertiary studies. A massive congratulations to Ruby and all the Ag Science students for an outstanding achievement.
A full list of awards is below:
Crawford Fund International Agricultural Science Award
QUT Most Outstanding Poster Award
Winner – Ruby Klein Highly Commended Award – Jet Anderson, Ruby Pettingill, Paton Turner Encouragement Award – Claire Logar
Paul Johnston Memorial Senior Science Award
Art in Agriculture Award
Winner – Ruby Pettingill Highly Commended – Eli Hardey-Abdy, Claire Logar
Overall Class Awards
Winner – GCC Yr 11 Ag Science Second – GCC Yr 10 Ag Science
The Aggies will be off to Warwick next week to attend the awards ceremony and learn loads about agriculture along the way.
Jade King, HOD Ag Science