Hard work pays off in spades for Trinity

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Trinity Mangano may be on her gap year, but that is not stopping her laying the ground work for her future career.
Camera IconTrinity Mangano may be on her gap year, but that is not stopping her laying the ground work for her future career. Credit: Callum Hunter

A Dardanup teenager has been named as one of just eight Australian representatives to attend the prestigious Asian Science Camp in China next month.

Former Bunbury Catholic College student Trinity Mangano was one of the region’s best performing ATAR students last year, earning herself a final mark of 99.4 and said she planned on using the trip to decide what area of physics she wanted to pursue at UWA.

“When I’m at uni I’m going to be studying physics, narrowing down to nuclear physics, astrophysics or possibly even quantum physics, any three of those would be really interesting,” she said.

“When I got the phone call saying I’d got in, it was a really great feeling to know all my efforts had paid off.”

Prospective applicants had to achieve a high distinction in the Australian Science Olympiads, a national program for top performing science students, in order to be eligible to apply before being tasked with producing a video outlining why they were worthy candidates.

Trinity’s video was shot in Bunbury’s own Big Swamp where she explained her detailed and in depth scientific experience.

“I really like to learn and push myself to see how far I can go,” she said.

Bunbury Catholic College principal Denise O’Meara said she was incredibly proud of her former student and described Trinity has a fantastic role model for students.

“It’s great for our students to see what can be achieved,” she said.

“They know Trinity and what she achieved last year, she really is a great example for them.”

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