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Our Youngest Yet


Joseph Higginson with his Mentor,
Ms Rebecca Ross, Head of Science
Pacific Lutheran College

Joseph Higginson is TSAA’s youngest student to date to successfully complete Senior Astronomy. Ms Rebecca Ross, Head of Science from the Pacific Lutheran College who understood Josephs’ unique potential and was aware of his passion for astronomy, suggested that the school should sponsor and support Joseph in studying Senior Astronomy through TSAA while he studied Yr. 8 – and Joseph has demonstrated it was a great decision!

Joseph completed his 12-month study of tertiary-level astronomy during term 2 this year while in Yr. 9 and has gained 2 QCE credit points – even before his QCAA Learning Account has been created! Joseph and his school were delighted when he received his Certificate of Completion endorsed by the University of Southern Queensland a few weeks ago. Joseph is considering the option to commence studying the Advanced Senior Astrophysics course in his senior years at school.

Congratulation Joseph and very well done!