Pinjarra High School trio selected for Alcoa US trip

Pinjarra High School student Troy Rudge.
Pinjarra High School student Troy Rudge.

PINJARRA High School trio Shae Plummer, Troy Rudge and Adam Johnson were among 18 teenagers chosen from around the state to travel to the US and participate in scientific expeditions.

A total of 55 students aged 16 to 18 were chosen from across the globe to participate in an Alcoa foundation funded NatureBridge program.

The program will bring together like-minded high school students to learn how their actions will impact their community and the world around them.

The group will head off in July or August to either Yosemite National Park in California or Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

The group will learn about team work, environmental care and the different cultures of their fellow scholars.

Pinjarra high school student Troy Rudge, who was awarded an Alcoa Foundation scholarship, said he was excited see new places and meet new people.

“I am most looking forward to exploring and discovering new landscapes,” Troy said.

“I’m a little worried about encountering a bear as I’ve always been a bit afraid of bears even though I live in Australia.”

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