Wynberg Scientists snap up four Awards

Once again, our Scientists have done us proud: four of our girls have received awards in the National School Science Essay Competition for South African School Pupils.

In our final assembly on 3 October, Mr Bodenstein announced the following results of the 2014 School Essay Competition. In the first category, Natashia Young and Cayleigh Brown addressed the topic “Is renewable energy an economically viable option for South Africa?” Natasha was placed 2nd in this category, and received a cash prize of R250, while Cayleigh Brown received a merit certificate.

Azrah Ismail and Elsa Nel responded to the topic “Discuss why so many disease-causing bacteria are resistant to antibiotics and what can the medical profession in South Africa do about it?”. In this category, Elsa was also awarded a merit, and Azrah Ismail was awarded first prize, for which she won R2000. Furthermore her essay has been selected for publication in the Transactions of the Royal Society of SA.

Wynberg is the only school amongst those entering this national competition which received more than one award, so the fact that two of our girls were ranked first and second, and a further two other papers were viewed as meritorious is extraordinary. We congratulate these girls and the Science Department for their outstanding achievement.

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From left to right: Elsa Nel, Azrah Ismail, Natashia Young and Cayleigh Brown