Marty Hemphill is taking part in the 23rd annual National Youth Science Forum in Canberra.
Marty Hemphill is taking part in the 23rd annual National Youth Science Forum in Canberra.

Marty eyes job path

By JULIA ILES

MARTY HEMPHILL, a 17-year-old Grafton High student, is an achiever.

On Saturday he travelled to Canberra to attend the 23rd annual National Youth Science Forum (NYSF), after being selected from more than 2000 applicants.

"I think it will be a really good thing to have on my resume and is sure to help me when I think about what kind of area I want to study after school," he said.

NYSF is a two-week residential program for Year 12 students with the aim of informing them about careers in science, engineering or technology.

"When I finish school I am thinking about studying physics and then might work in research. There are lots in engineering, computers, quantum and research technology," Marty said.

NYSF features meeting scientists, debating, visits to significant scientific facilities and learning job interview techniques.

"We get to choose which electives and I am hoping to go and see the Snowy Mountains hydro electric scheme, as well as looking at the physics technology at the ANU (Australian National University)," Marty said.

Winning a place at NYSF, made possible by the Grafton Rotary and Grafton Midday Rotary, is only one of Marty's achievements. He is also a champion rower, an accomplished swimmer, a high academic achiever, as well as an Australia Day duathlon winner and a Daily Examiner Sports Star.



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