Phoebe Adam presenting her Science Research at SciX Conference

International Blazer Recipient - Science
STEM Captain

Phoebe’s Year 10 Student Research Project was awarded first place in the Years 9 to 10 Chemistry Category of the NSW Science Teachers Association Young Scientist Awards and meant that Phoebe was selected in the Australian team to present and defend her research at the virtual Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in May 2022 in the USA.

What contributed to your final year/and or HSC success?

Planning a study routine each afternoon and weekend really helped me overcome my tendency for procrastination. Starting practice tasks early also helped me prepare and discover my weak points when revising. It also really important to listen to your body when you are sick/tired and take some much needed rest to avoid burnout!

What is your fondest memory of your time at PLC Sydney?

My fondest memory is playing with Wind Ensemble in the 2022 Tasmania tour. Due to COVID I was disappointed that I was never going to have the opportunity to travel with the school (i.e exchange, STEM tours). However, when provided the opportunity to travel to Tasmania with the school band I definitely underestimated the impact it would have. I'll never forget the memories of singing band songs along the nighttime streets of Tasmania, dancing with the brass section at the Launceston Fair and throwing snowballs at each other on the top of Mount Wellington. Even though the tour was small and local, I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity and I'll cherish the memories forever.


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