Mr. Speaker, Ottawa—Orléans can claim the honour of having one of Canada's brightest young scientific minds.
Seventeen-year-old Andrew Holt, a grade 11 student at St. Matthews Catholic High School in Orléans, is one of the four students from across the country and the only one from the city of Ottawa who has qualified to represent Canada at the 16th International Biology Olympiad that will be held in Beijing, China, from July 10 to 17, 2005.
The International Biology Olympiad is an annual event for the top secondary biology students from around the world. It provides young people an opportunity to explore science as a career choice, as well as to promote the importance of biology in the world.
On behalf of the Ottawa—Orléans community, I congratulate and wish Andrew good luck. We will all be rooting for him.