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Passion takes Jamie places

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

Busselton student Jamie McGregor’s passion for science has earned him a spot in next year’s National Youth Science Forum Year 12 program.

The nationwide not-for-profit group organisation runs several programs to encourage young people in their passion for science, technology, engineering and maths.

Jamie is among about 600 participants from across Australia selected by Rotary clubs to take part in the three separate sessions.

The 16-year-old Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School student, 16, said he approached the Rotary Club of Busselton-Geographe Bay for support before he was sent to Perth for interviews.

He will travel to the Australian National University in Canberra in January for the 12-day program.

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“I’m looking forward to going to the places were the stuff you read about in class is actually getting done and seeing a place I could maybe go to after school,” he said.

“It’s a good program for regional students, and is centred around giving people the chances to do things they wouldn’t normally do.”

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