The grand prize winner of a recent National STEM competition was Year 8 student Madyson Pearce. The Girls Day Out in STEM (GDOS) program helps girls aged 10 to 14 aspire to a career in STEM through education, working with professional female role models, and through opportunities in STEM.
A total of 863 girls aged 10-14 registered for the event from all over Australia. Hundreds of girls submitted their challenges, and our very own Glasshouse Christian College student Madyson Pearce was the winner out of all of these girls.
Two VIPs handed out the awards and prizes – Ms Petriea Skitek, representing the Girls Day Out in STEM and Mr Scott Mullay, the Regional Engagement Manager of Telstra Regional Australia Southern Queensland. They presented the Grand Prize to Madyson, a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, which was generously donated by Telstra and valued at nearly $2,000.
Not only did Glasshouse Christian College students have the grand prize winner but two other students who entered also placed. These students were: Challenge #2 winner: Laura Cifuentes and Challenge #6 winner: Isabella Collins.
Well done to our three prize winners and to all the other girls from GCC who participated in this exciting challenge.
Fenton Doolan, Head of Science