Echuca College News
Emma Favaloro, Mitch Robinson and Jacob Baldock represented the school in LMR Lawn Bowls on Friday 7th March at Golden Square, Bendigo. Jacob was ‘Lead’, Mitch was ‘Second’ and Emma was ‘Skip’. Students played against Mildura Senior College, Catholic College Bendigo and Crusoe College.
The group played three games and successfully made it into the semi-final. The team won their three out of three games, 11-3, 11-6 and 11-7. Unfortunately, Echuca College lost the semi final against Crusoe College, 3-8.
A huge thank-you goes to Tammy Robinson for driving the team to Bendigo to participate on the day.
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On the 6th of January, 2014, my father dropped me off at the Melbourne Airport, sending me off to the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF), in Perth for Session B. It was when he left that I realised that I knew absolutely no one, that everyone there were complete strangers, though it didn’t take long for that to change.
I found out about the NYSF through my chemistry teacher, who could not speak more highly of it, and due to this and my love of science, I decided to apply. I had my local interview in Echuca with two fantastic Rotarians who a week later sent me a letter telling me I had made it past the first stage and that I only had one more hurdle to jump in order to go to the NYSF. The district interviews were held at the International House in Parkville, Melbourne with my interview at 2pm on 10/08/13. Again, I was fortunate that the past NYSF student who was interviewing me had common interests and this made the whole interview process much more relaxed. It was about two weeks later that I found out that I had been successful and was heading to Perth and I could not wait.