Our very sincere thanks to each of the state Governors who generously hosted NYSF 2016 students at receptions in September and October. Participating in these events allows the students from each of the states and territories to meet up with each other, and begin their networking experience through the NYSF. It also offers recognition of their achievements to date and of the support from their families and wider communities.
In this remarks, The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC welcomed the students, families and supporters and congratulated them on their achievement of being selected to attend the NYSF in January.
He also thanked the Rotary districts for encouraging and supporting the NYSF. “We are told over and over by people we respect that our nation lags in science education, and education in the traditionally hard sciences, like physics. That an exceptional service organisation Rotary, acknowledges this and is helping in this way is superb.”
Students were received at receptions held by:
- His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales
- His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia
- Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia
- His Honour the Honourable John Hardy OAM, Administrator of the Northern Territory
- Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM – represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Justice Alan Blow
- His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland