A couple of high-achieving science buffs from Bega High School have been recognised in the prestigious Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute School Science Awards.
The now-Year 12 students Meabh Perry-Britton and Taran Gross received the awards, which are for excellence in the field of science, chosen as two of the 30 in the Wollongong region.
Showing promise in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), these students have continued to challenge themselves in the classroom.
In Year 11 Meabh came first in her class in Earth and Environment Science and Chemistry as well as second in Physics, while Taran came first in Physics and second in Chemistry.
Taran said he achieved these high scores by "spending a lot of time on homework and science" while Meabh thought she had "probably studied for science more than [she] should have" in comparison to her other subjects.
"I think you really need an interest in it to do well," Taran said.