SOUTH Perth resident Benjamin Lundberg is the first Wesley College student to receive an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) General Exhibition, Wesley College Headmaster David Gee said.
Benjamin (17) achieved an ATAR of 99.60 and was the sole recipient of the 2017 ATSI General Exhibition.
Benjamin said his grandmother, Dr Sue Gordon, was the first indigenous magistrate in WA and the first indigenous person to head a government department in WA.
“My grandmother is extremely proud of me and I am hoping to take her to see me received the ATSI award,” he said.
Throughout his schooling, Benjamin received numerous academic achievement and progress awards including the academic merit prize, the academic emblem for a minimum of five ‘A’ year grades, the headmaster’s endeavour award, and honour certificates for achievement in chemistry, mathematics methods, philosophy and ethics.
Mr Gee said he had little doubt Benjamin would have an outstanding future beyond Wesley.
“Benjamin is an insightful and talented young man” he said.
“His teachers found that he set high goals for himself, worked hard to achieve them and was always willing to give his time to help other students if they should need it.”
Benjamin has received early admission toUWA for dentistry.