Laura Representing Australia for Maths
Congratulations to Laura in Year 10 who has been selected to represent Australia at the European Girls Mathematics Olympiad in Slovenia.
The Australian EGMO team was announced in a virtual ceremony, hosted by the Australian Maths Trust (AMT) and attended by dignitaries representing major universities and key federal and state government departments. Laura’s family, mother Flora, father Albert and younger brother Lucas gathered around the big screen in the upstairs area of the Annie Hughston centre, together with key Fintona staff and supporters to witness the televised announcement.
‘We’re thrilled to reveal that three of the students who last year saw our Australian team place third overall at EGMO, will be competing again in what really is the premier international mathematics competition for young women,” said Ben Kirk, Director of Performance and Pathways for the AMT, which selected and mentored the 2023 Australian EGMO team through their Mathematical Olympiad program.
The team is hoping to equal or better their performance in 2022 when they finished third overall, their best result to date.
This is the sixth year that Australia will be represented at EGMO. In similar style to the International Mathematical Olympiad, two papers are taken on consecutive days. Participating countries send teams consisting of four female mathematicians of school age.
The four mathematically talented young women selected are twin sisters Iris and Cloris in Year 11 at Baulkham Hills High School, New South Wales; Eunsu in Year 12 at Brisbane State High School, Queensland; and the newest, and youngest, member of the team, Laura.
In April, during the school holidays, they will travel to Portoroz in Slovenia.
We wish Laura well. This is an incredible opportunity, not only to compete in a mathematics competition at the elite level, representing the nation, but to also build friendships across the globe; lifelong connections, that will carry her into her next phase of learning.
Mathematics Learning Leader