Tumby Bay Area School’s Asha Trenberth has been chosen for the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) program, digIT 2019.
The six-month AMT digIT program hopes to ignite students passion for information and communication technology (ICT).
The year 8 student said she was excited to travel to Perth during the January and July school holidays, as she had never been.
“I’m excited, it’s a great opportunity and it will be interesting to learn about computer programming,” Asha said.
The 13-year-old was one of 60 year 8 and 9 students from the state and Western Australia chosen.
“There’s something definite about maths, and I like that,” Asha said.
“Once you learn a maths law, it all seems to work out.”
The school was asked to nominate Asha because of her results in previous mathematics competitions.
Principal Nicky Prosser said that they were immensely proud of her and her success in all her subjects.
“Although she excels academically, she is also a great leader and is a strong voice for the student council,” she said.
DigIT hosts two camps at the University of WA and a mentoring program, that will give Asha the opportunity to connect with ICT professionals, complete lab work and go on excursions.