A passion for science and scientific knowledge has led to Pimlico Star, Ebony Pearson, being awarded the Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education – Outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Senior STEM Student. She received the award at a formal ceremony in Brisbane recently.
Ebony is not only a high-achiever academically, she is also an impressive leader and role model. During the last school holidays, she attended the 2018 Indigenous Education Conference in Brisbane, where she gave a student’s perspective on the positives and negatives of the school system in relation to Indigenous education.
During her speech, Ebony spoke about the positive impact that Stars is having on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women within the wider school system.
Ebony is planning to study a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) at university after she graduates Year 12 at the end of this year. She has a very bright future ahead of her!