Bombala students excel in science competition

Photo Of the Winners

SNOWY SCIENCE: Winners of the Science on the Snowy competition from Bombala Public School were from back left Jackson Tellis, Tye Gulliford, Bridie Hampshire, Ashley Lloyd. Front Courtney Bennett and Sophie Wood.
Photo Of the Winners SNOWY SCIENCE: Winners of the Science on the Snowy competition from Bombala Public School were from back left Jackson Tellis, Tye Gulliford, Bridie Hampshire, Ashley Lloyd. Front Courtney Bennett and Sophie Wood.

After much deliberation from the judging panel, ten winners of the ‘Science of the Snowy’ competition were announced on Monday, November 13

The winners came from schools across the Snowy Mountains. The calibre and creativity of entries greatly impressed the judging panel which included the Hon Mike Kelly Member for Eden Monaro, Carolyn Ewart, from Country Universities Centre, and Tumut radio personality David Eisenhauer.

Chief Executive Officer, Paul Broad, said it was fantastic to see local children so engaged in science and technology. With more than 40 entries from Batlow to Bombala, the judges had a tough job selecting the winners.

Seven of the 10 winners were from Bombala Public School while seven Bombala students were highly commended.

“Snowy Hydro is a modern and growing business. While some parts of the Scheme are more than 60 years old, we’re constantly upgrading our assets and integrating the latest technology into our operations.

“The level of research and effort that went into the entries shows we have many budding scientists and engineers in our local community.

“It’s great to see curious,young minds and I hope to see some of their names pop up on applications for jobs at Snowy Hydro in the years to come”, Mr Broad said.

Recognition and thanks must go to our judging panel and all the teachers that encouraged their students to enter the competition.

Bombala Public School excelled with seven out of the 10 students winning the competition.

The competition winners were Jamie Jessup, Jackson Trellis, Ashley Lloyd, Dakota Simpson, Hayley Bell, Sophie Wood, Courtney Bennett,Bridie Hampshire and Tye Gulliford.

Along with the nine students, the judges also selected the entry from the Batlow Technology School to round out the winners.

Highly commended entries were Bombala Public School students Brandy Cotty, Luke Jones, Taya Douch, Lily Edgecombe, Jemima Merritt, Finn Sullivan and Rachael Babidge.

The ‘Science of the Snowy Competition’ was launched as part of Snowy Hydro’s National Science Week Celebrations.

To enter students in years 3-6 in the Snowy Mountains area shared their favorite favourite science, engineering, or technology fact about the Snowy Scheme.

The winners will receive a behind the scenes tour of the Snowy Scheme. Both winning and highly commended entries will be displayed in the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre in Cooma.

Last term students from Years 3,4,5 & 6 entered a 'Science on the Snowy' competition. We have just found out that our school had 7 out of the 10 winners and 7 highly commended. 

The highly commended were:

Years 3 & 4

Brandy Crotty

Luke Jones

Taya Douch

Years 5 & 6

Lily Edgecombe

Jemima Merritt

Finn Sullivan

Rachael Babidge

The winners have won a visit to the Head Office in Cooma with a visit through the control room, a tour through Tumut 2 Power Station, and a tour to the visitor center at Cabramurra.