Forbes High School student Tyler Murphy has been recognised for his dedication to science studies, being presented with a Victor Chang Award.
Named after the late cardiac surgeon and pioneer of modern heart transplantation, the awards aim to foster development and encourage future generations to carry on Victor Chang’s legacy.
The awards were presented to students from across the region in Dubbo last week, with Tyler recognised for his dedication to biology and chemistry studies.
“Tyler is a motivated student completing all work set in class, actively participating in practical tasks and striving to achieve excellence in all assessments,” the award said.
“He has worked diligently throughout Year 11 to achieve first place overall in chemistry and first in examinations for biology.”
Dr Ralph Patrick from the institute was on hand to present the awards and said he was impressed with the talent in Western NSW.
“It’s encouraging to hear about the students’ passion. A passion for science generally starts with high school and continues on afterwards,” he said.
“It’s also very encouraging to see the support of parents and teachers. They have taken the time to be here and I think that support is just so important.”
As well receiving the prestigious award, winning students were also extended an invitation to join more than 200 other students from across NSW on a tour of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney.
The Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and discoveries made have already saved lives.