National BHP Billiton/CSIRO Science Awards Won By Queensland Student

National BHP Billiton/CSIRO Science Awards Won By Queensland Student

Queensland Shadow Minister for Science Scott Emerson

LNP Congratulates QLD Teenage Winner Of Top Science Award

Victor P Taffa

The State Opposition today praised 17 year old Queenslander Alix Pichon who beat more than 4,000 competitors to win the National BHP Billiton/CSIRO Science Awards held in Melbourne today.

Shadow Minister for Science, Scott Emerson congratulated Ms. Pichon for developing a peach wine that could be stored for up to six weeks without hangover-inducing preservatives.

“Miss Pichon is to be commended for displaying to other young Australians the importance of science and innovation in our community.”  Mr. Emerson said.

“Mashing and straining peaches through her lunch hours and staying back after school, Alix proved hard work and commitment does pay off.”

“Alix, I give you an A+ for your dedication and for being such a positive role model for Queensland’s up and coming scientists.” Mr. Emerson said.

“You are a great tribute to your Principal, Teachers and fellow students at Trinity Anglican School in Cairns. Congratulations!”

“I wish Alix the best of luck as she takes on scientist’s worldwide, representing Australia at the 2011 International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May.” Mr. Emerson said.