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  • Ayan Datta

The Boy Scientist

Once upon a time, in a small town in the middle of nowhere, there was a boy named Jack. Jack was just like any other 14-year-old boy, except for one thing: he was fascinated by science.

Jack loved everything about science. He loved reading books about it, watching documentaries, and conducting experiments in his basement. His parents were supportive of his interests, but they didn't really understand them. They just thought he was a bit different.

Jack didn't mind though. He was happy to spend most of his time alone in his room, exploring the wonders of the universe. He was particularly interested in astronomy, and he spent many nights gazing up at the stars, dreaming of one day traveling among them.

One day, Jack heard about a science competition being held in the city. The competition was open to all students in the state, and the winner would receive a full scholarship to a prestigious science academy.

Jack knew that this was his chance. He had always dreamt of joining that science academy, but his family could never afford the tuition fees. He had to win this competition.

Jack worked tirelessly for weeks, researching, experimenting, and preparing his presentation. He even skipped school a few times to work on his project. He was determined to do whatever it took to win.

Finally, the day of the competition arrived. Jack's parents drove him to the city, and he walked nervously into the conference room, where dozens of other students were already setting up their displays.

Jack's project was a bit different from the others. While most of the other students had chosen to do experiments on things like plants or chemical reactions, Jack had chosen a more abstract topic: the possibility of life on other planets.

His display was full of colorful charts, diagrams, and photos of distant galaxies. He had also prepared a short video in which he explained his findings and theories.

As the judges made their way around the room, stopping at each display to ask questions, Jack's heart pounded in his chest. He tried to stay calm and answer their questions as best as he could, but he could feel the sweat on his forehead.

Finally, the judges had seen all the displays and it was time for the awards ceremony. Jack sat nervously in his chair as the names of the runners-up were called out. He listened carefully, but his name was not among them.

Finally, it was time to announce the winner. Jack held his breath as the presenter read out the name of the student who had won the scholarship to the science academy.

And the winner is... Jack!

Jack could hardly believe his ears. He jumped out of his seat and ran to the front of the room to collect his prize. He was beaming with pride as the presenter handed him the certificate and shook his hand.

As he walked out of the conference room, clutching his prize, Jack felt a sense of euphoria. He had done it! He had won the science competition, and he was going to the science academy!

When he got home, Jack's parents were overjoyed. They hugged him and told him how proud they were of him. They even offered to throw him a party to celebrate.

But Jack didn't want a party. He just wanted to get started on his studies. He knew that attending the science academy was going to be tough, but he was ready for the challenge.

Over the next few years, Jack threw himself into his studies at the science academy. He learnt about everything from quantum physics to genetic engineering. He made new friends who shared his love of science, and he even started to feel a bit less weird.

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