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Honor Browne

Honor Browne, a student at Baradene College who at the beginning of the year was selected for the National Rotary Science and Technology forum has also been selected for the 40th Harry Messel's International Science School.

I am a year 13 student at Baradene College of the Sacred Heart in Auckland. I am a student leader in my school and the captain of my school hockey and netball team. At level 3 I’m taking biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, statistics, geography and religious education. I consider myself a well-rounded person, who is willing to try anything and a keen learner.  I pride myself on my involvement in a wide range of extracurricular activities. I have enjoyed being a part of many successful sports teams, participating in extracurricular academic pursuits and social service within my community.

I have always been a curious person and am known by my teachers for asking a magnitude of questions in a quest to enhance my understanding and broaden my knowledge. When I was first introduced to science in year 7, it instantly became my favourite subject.

Currently, I aim to complete a degree in medicine and then continue onto postgraduate study in immunology and genetics, focusing on research into using the body’s own immune system to fight cancer and other diseases. I hope to spend part of my time in clinical work and the rest doing research. I would also like to spend some time doing outreach work locally in NZ or with Doctors without Borders (MSF).

 At the beginning of this year, I was selected for the National Rotary Science and Technology forum, which was a life-changing experience. I would like to thank the Royal Society Te Apārangi for granting me the opportunity to attend Harry Messel’s International School of Science at Sydney University in the July holidays. I am extremely grateful for being given another incredible opportunity. I am beyond excited! Not only am I excited to be given the chance to learn about what is happening in different sections of science but I’m also looking forward to making many new friends and having a lot of fun.