Clever teens rewarded
A number of Year 12 students across the City of Karratha and Shires of Ashburton and Exmouth have distinguished themselves in WACE studies by earning awards for high academic achievement.
Eleven local students collected certificates of distinction and merit for excellent school achievement. Certificates were awarded to those who accumulate 150-200 points in WACE units over three consecutive years of study, from the WA School Curriculum and Standards Authority.
Seven recipients were from St Luke’s College, including dux Robert Patterson, Talia Crowhurst, Sofia Flores, Tianzi Angela Gu, Sophie Sparks, and Carrie Watkins. Robert also received an ATAR score of more than 99, the third St Luke’s student to ever do so.
Karratha Senior High School student Emilee Therese John, Tom Price Senior High School’s Kai Ferenc Rigby and Ashley Kate Baker, and Exmouth District High School student Crystal Lee Versteeg also collected certificates.
St Luke’s principal Alanna Otway said she was glad to see so many students achieving strong academic results.
“I think it’s another great validation that students in the Pilbara can have access to a high level of education,” she said.