In what could be a national first, Liam Fitzgerald is the third person in his family to be accepted into a national event.
He will attend the National Youth Science Forum this January, following in the footsteps of his two older brothers Adam and Ryan who both attended the same forum.
The annual event, held in Canberra, allows students, from throughout Australia, to look further into different fields of science.
Liam applied for a position at the forum through the Rotary Club of Clare and Districts.
Rotary Australia is asponsor of this event.
Family hat trick: Year 11 student Liam Fitzgerald has secured a position at this year’s National Youth Science Forum to be held in Canberra. He follows in the footsteps of his two brothers who also took part in the forum.
Ian Howlett, Youth Director – Rotary Club of Clare and Districts, said they had applications from both Clare High School and Riverton and Districts High School.
All three were successful at a local level which ledthem onto the state selection phase.
Liam was one of only a handful of South Australians selected to attend the national forum.
Mr Howlett said in Liam’s caseit was incredible for three brothers to have been selected for this event.
“Three from the one family is absolutely remarkable, I do not know any other family that have been this successful,” Mr Howlett said.
“…it’s (the forum) fantastic for the kids who are trying to find out what they want to do with their tertiary studies,” Mr Howlett said.
Studying year 11 chemistry, physics and specialist maths – the most difficult line of maths at school, Liam hopes the experience will give him a foot in the door after school.
“I’m hoping the forum will give me job opportunities when I finish school, both of my brothers have done this forum and got a lot out of it,” Liam said.
Chemical engineering is where Liam’s interest lie, but he said he would look into other areas.
Liam’s mum, Fiona said she was very proud of his achievements and all three boys’ efforts.
Liam’s brother Adam has completed university with a degree, while Ryan is in his second year at university.
Both Ryan and Adam studied at Adelaide University in their chosen areas of engineering.
The National Youth Science Forum will see year 11 students from throughout Australia descend upon Canberra for two weeks in January 2016.
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