Spurwing Primary’s young scientist represents SA at international competition
5 October 2020
Tamzhin Valentine, a Grade 7 learner at Spurwing Primary in Eerste River, represented South Africa at the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) International leadership programme earlier this year.
She conducted herself very well as a national ambassador and received her South African colours in August.
In 2019, Tamzhin submitted a science project on Vitiligo awareness at the Eskom Expo. She received numerous awards, including second best junior project in Biomedical and Medical Sciences category at the Helderberg Regional Competition.
Tamzhin was selected as one of 12 students to represent the Western Cape at the International Science Fair (ISF) in Boksburg in September 2019 where she competed amongst national and international learners.
At the ISF, Tamzhin’s project was selected for a national award. She was invited to do an interview with top judges of Eskom Expo and was selected to represent South Africa at the Broadcom Masters and International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) which would have taken place in May 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually and Tamzhin participated in interviews and video presentations.
Tamzhin's success is a result of her dedication, commitment and support from her family, mentors and teachers, Petro Daniels and Mrs Christians at Spurwing Primary, as well as Erika Hoffman from Stellenbosch University who believe in going that extra mile for learners.
“Tamzhin is an inspiration to our school and community. All our best wishes go with her and we are confident that she will make a great success in her future endeavours,” said Daniels.