Dubbo College Senior Campus student Jaimee Nixon was among 12 other Year 11 students from Western NSW who werre recently awarded a Victor Chang Science Award for their commitment in the field of science.
The award is named after the late cardiac surgeon and aims to raise awareness of the important contribution scientists make in people’s lives.
In her Citation, it said Jaimee was a “very intelligent and highly motivated science student.”
The Citation also revealed Jaimee’s dedication to her studies in chemistry and biology where she has come first in both courses at Dubbo College.
Jaimee said it was a “really big honour” to be nominated for the Victor Chang award.
“There’s lots of good science students at our school and to be nominated felt really special,” she said.
The Year 11 student wants to pursue a career in Allied Health, and she is also interested in sports science, which can lead to a career pathway as a physiotherapist.
Jaimee attended the Women in Science Symposium in March this year and earnt a position at the national Youth Science forum for 2019, the Citation said.
“Jaimee is an excellent student, a model for junior students to aspire towards,” the Citation said.