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Gympie uni student found Obama's address 'electric'

ELECTRIC: Bronte Baldwin at the University of Queensland where Barack Obama addressed an invited crowd.
ELECTRIC: Bronte Baldwin at the University of Queensland where Barack Obama addressed an invited crowd. Contributed

GYMPIE university student Bronte Baldwin was one of the lucky few invited to hear US President Barack Obama address a gathering at the University of Queensland.

Bronte described the atmosphere as electric and amazing. President Obama was a talented speaker who really connected with the audience, she said.

The interaction with his audience was inspiring and his address was well received by the young attendees as well as the dignitaries, including the former Governor-General Quentin Bryce, former Treasurer Wayne Swan and the Chief Justice, Tim Carmody.

Bronte is studying a dual degree in arts majoring in political science and French, and a law degree.

She is continuing a family tradition, as her parents Bob and Maxine Baldwin and sisters Chloe, a lawyer in Canberra and Phoebe, an event manager in New York, all studied at UQ.

After Obama's address, Bronte spoke with Quentin Bryce, who was one of her father's law tutors at UQ, and will remember the event for a long time.

Gympie Times

Topics:  barack obama, university of queensland




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