Thursday, January 18, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Youth To National Science Forum

The Rotary Clubs of Airlie Beach and Proserpine have joined together to send one local youth to the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Brisbane last week.

Holly Perrin, entering Year 12 in 2024 at Proserpine State High School, was selected for the nine-day science, technology, and engineering opportunity, and is jointly sponsored by Rotary Club of Airlie Beach and Proserpine.

NYSF is a great opportunity for young people looking to pursue a career in STEM to actively learn and engage with aspects of industry with likeminded youth and supportive teachers and supervisors.

For many years, Rotary Clubs of Airlie Beach and Proserpine have jointly sponsored local young people to attend the yearly forum.

“Whether it’s NYFS or another forum program, it is not easy for students in our area to participate,” explained Merewyn Wright, Rotary Club of Airlie Beach’s NYFS Coordinator.

“We always want to give students the opportunity to attend. STEM is the key area for the future, and we always want to support youth to attend, learn and grow.”

Holly Perrin with Club President and Councillor Jan Clifford and Club Secretary and the club's NYSF coordinator Merewyn Wright. Photo supplied

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