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Five Beaconhills College students have received a prestigious Premier’s Award for excellence in their 2016 VCE subjects.
Each award puts the student in the top one per cent of their subject in Victoria. The awards also pay tribute to principals, teachers and families who play a valuable role in supporting students through their VCE.
The awards were spread across four subject areas, with three of the students completing the subject in Year 11. It is the most Premier’s Awards that Beaconhills College has ever received.
From the Pakenham Campus, Tess Wilkens received a perfect score of 50 for English, while Nicholas Prowse also scored 50 for Systems Engineering.
From the Berwick Campus, all three Premier’s Awards recipients completed their VCE subject in Year 11. Holly Neale’s award for Dance – with a score of 49 – added to a Top Class award she received for Dance earlier this year. Victor Benko achieved a perfect 50 for Systems Engineering while Madison Schenk had the second-top mark in the state (49) for Extended Investigation.
Delighted Headmaster Tony Sheumack congratulated students on their achievements and praised teachers for their dedication in supporting students through their studies.
“To have five awards across such a range of subjects truly reflects the diversity of our subject offerings at Beaconhills College,” Mr Sheumack said. “This is not just excellence in one subject, but in four very different areas of study.”
He said it was also wonderful to see students achieve such strong results in Year 11, before their final year at school.
Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Judith Graley, said the awards were a chance to pause and reflect on a remarkable VCE score.
“I congratulate these high-achieving students and wish them all the very best in their futures, which I’m sure will be bright.”
The students were presented with their awards on Thursday 27 April at a State Government ceremony at the Palladium at Crown in Southbank.
Watch this video where student Madison Schenk talks about the subject Extended Investigation.
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