A Scientist in the Making
A student at Orange High School has been named among 12 others in Western NSW for the prestigious Victor Chang Science Award. Danny Burton, a Year 12 student, received the award for excelling in the field of science.
“I am really excited. I feel really good and over joyed that I have been acknowledged for doing really well in Science.
“I was nominated because I do Chemistry, Physics, Biology and I have placed in the top three in all of them. I guess I am one of the top scientists in the year,” said Danny.
From a young age Danny says that he has always enjoyed science and now he hopes to progress into a science related field in the future.
“I have always been an explorer since I was young. I would always collect a lot of things. I have always had an interest in things that will help extend my knowledge and others.
“My dad was quite good at science and he really likes it. He is a geologist, so I have sort of grown up with it.
“Next year I would just like to do as well as I can at school and hopefully pull off the same thing as this year. I like Chemistry the most, but I would like to study entomology after school which is the study of insects,” said Danny.
When speaking with Danny it was quite clear that science was his passion, even when he isn’t at school he has a love for it. He told us what he loves the most about science, as well as saying a special thanks.
“On the weekends I play sport such as cricket and mountain biking, but most of all I just like to do a lot of exploring, I go out to the caves and Ophir a bit.
“I really like that science has been progressing the human race and the knowledge that humans have. “I would just like to say thanks to all of the Science Teachers at Orange High for nominating me and helping me to go to the full extent in my science studies,” he said.