STUDENTS from Methodist Ladies’ College and St Mark’s Anglican Community School have won the state’s most prestigious high school academic award, the Beazley Medal.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced the winners today at a presentation ceremony at Government House.
Kim Beazley, the Governor of Western Australia, hosted the event and presented the medals.
The Beazley Medal is named after the Governor’s father, Kim Edward Beazley, a former teacher and Federal Minister for Education.
Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Singleton, a Methodist Ladies’ College student, and Jesse Morris-Parmer who attended St Mark’s Anglican Community School, won the medals.
Charlie won the Beazley Medal: WA Certificate of Education for the highest examination marks across five ATAR courses in Year 12.
Charlie studied chemistry, physics, literature, mathematics methods, mathematics specialist and Japanese as a second language.
Charlie won a General Exhibition, Subject Certificate of Excellence in chemistry and mathematics methods, and a Certificate of Distinction.
Jesse was awarded the Beazley Medal: Vocational Education and Training (VET) based on his outstanding Year 12 performance in a VET program.
Jesse also received a VET Exhibition and VET Certificate of Excellence in primary, environmental and animal care.
He achieved a Certificate II in conservation and land management (working towards a Certificate III), a Certificate II in engineering pathways and a Certificate II in business.
Jesse has already secured a full-time job in the field of biodiversity and conservation.
This year, there were 4124 awards including 50 General Exhibitions and 41 Subject Exhibitions.
The schools with the highest number of general exhibition winners were Perth Modern School (16) and Christ Church Grammar School (six).
For a complete list of award winners, visit https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/
“These two young people have very bright futures and I congratulate them on their commitment to their studies and this outstanding achievement,” Education Minister Sue Ellery said.
“Previous Beazley Medal winners have gone onto have great success in their academic, training and working lives and receiving this prestigious award will open up many opportunities.
“Charlie is planning to pursue a career in chemical engineering and Jesse has already secured full time employment in the field of biodiversity and conservation.
“I congratulate all the award winners for their efforts and acknowledge the support of families, friends, teachers and school staff.”