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Public students take top Beazley Medal honours

Caitlin Revell from Perth Modern School and Tate Bertola from Esperance Senior High School have been named Western Australia’s top secondary students for 2016.

Western Australian Education Minister Peter Collier said the Beazley Medals were the highest honour in WA secondary education.

“We recognise Caitlin and Tate’s hard work and dedication throughout their years of schooling,” Mr Collier said.

Caitlin, who lives in Churchlands, won the Beazley Medal: WA Certificate of Education (WACE) for the highest examination marks across five courses in Year 12.

Tate was awarded the Beazley Medal: Vocational Education and Training (VET) based on his strong performance in a VET program.

“I would like to acknowledge Caitlin and Tate’s families, friends and teachers, who have helped them on their path to this remarkable success,” the Minister said.

Caitlin also won a general exhibition; subject exhibitions in Biology and Politics and Law; certificates of excellence in Biology, Chemistry, Politics and Law and Physics; and a certificate of distinction.

Tate’s achievements included a VET exhibition and VET certificate of excellence in Automotive, Engineering and Logistics plus consistent achievement of ‘A’ grades in his WACE courses.

2016 Year 12 students were the first to complete secondary school under the State Government’s new WACE reforms.

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