Mandurah Catholic College student Jackson Constantine knows his history

Mandurah Catholic College student Jackson Constantine is State champion.
Mandurah Catholic College student Jackson Constantine is State champion.

MANDURAH Catholic College student Jackson Constantine is the State champion in the 2018 Australian History competition.

The year 10 student received a medal for being WA’s top performing Year 9/10 student and also received a high distinction award in acknowledgement of his 98 per cent score.

Year 8 students Catrin Lewis, Rory McDonald and Jeromy Hilary-Nath and year 10 student Lucy Usher-Clarke received distinction certificates for achieving 80 per cent and above.

Forty four Mandurah Catholic College students were presented with certificates for participation, merits or credits.

Overall, students achieved three per cent above the state average for the third year.

The competition, organised by the History Teachers Association of Australia, is held in every State and Territory on the same day and all students in years 7-10 can apply to compete.

Students must use interpretative, problem solving and critical thinking skills to select the correct answer based on the sources provided.