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Student Success at the WA Brain Bee Championships

The Australian Brain Bee Challenge is the country’s only neuroscience competition for high school students. It is designed to test students’ knowledge of neuroscience and associated conditions/diseases of the brain as well as engage with students who may be interested in pursuing neuroscience as a career. Woodvale Secondary College had four students attend the Brain Bee state competition.

More than 90 of Western Australia’s brightest Year 10 students competed in the WA Brain Bee Championships at The University of Western Australia on 24 July 2017, with one student and one team to go on and compete in the national competition. Students from 18 schools participated in the state competition, having been selected from more than 400 students.

Woodvale SC had four students attend the WA Brain Bee Championships this year; Erwin B, Erin C, Amber M and Jack P. The students competed in individual and group quizzes based on neuroscience, listened to fascinating talks by neuroscientists and toured the anatomy lab. All four students participated with enthusiasm and were excellent ambassadors for the College.

We are pleased to announce that Erwin B was declared the individual winner of the state competition after an intense individual elimination round. Erwin B is to be commended for his composure and performance under pressure. The College wishes Erwin B well with his preparation for the national competition to be held in Sydney in December.