One and half centuries of the famous green apple

North Ryde’s Abby Hill is one of four girls representing Australia in China.

A finalist in last year’s TWT Granny Smith Festival Queen Quest is representing Australia at an international youth conference in China.

Nineteen year old Abby Hill is in China on an Intern Scholarship and is one of 30 university students from around the world, participating in the 2018 Nanjing International Youth Exchange Program.

Her mum Julie said she is proud Abby is one of only four Australians selected to represent their country.

“Abby feels especially honoured as a young female Australian to have been asked to MC the closing ceremony, presenting her speech in Mandarin,” Julie said.

“The ceremony will be attended by the Mayor of Nanjing and Foreign Affairs Minister and televised in China that has a population of 1.5 billion people.”

Abby is a second year student studying Agricultural Science and Economics at Sydney University.

She has spent her Internship working at Bunge which is a major International Agricultural food company in Nanjing.

“Abby is a great role model for other young girls who are interested in studying STEM related courses,” Julie said.

“She’s passionate about empowering girls to embrace every opportunity to develop their leadership skills, for future careers.

“I hope her achievements encourage them to strive for the highest and follow their dreams, particularly girls from North Ryde where Abby has lived all her life.”

Former TWT Granny Smith Festival Queen Quest finalist Abby Hill pictured in China (above) and below at the 2017 Granny Smith Festival.

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