Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By ROSANNA CAN­DLER

THE proud fa­ther of Perth Mod­ern School grad­u­ate Jamin Wu, the youngest Bea­z­ley Medal win­ner in its 30-year his­tory, says he never had to tell his son to do his home­work.

“He has al­ways been quite con­sis­tent, I never saw much stress,” Yong Hong Wu said.

“Now he is plan­ning to study medicine next year and we are sup­port­ing his decision.

“Thank you to the Perth Mod­ern School and all the teach­ers there, every­body is very happy.”

In ad­di­tion to achiev­ing the high­est scaled score across five cour­ses in Year 12, Jamin won a gen­eral ex­hi­bi­tion, course ex­hi­bi­tion in Ja­panese, a cer­tifi­cate of commendation and dis­tinc­tions in chem­istry, Ja­panese and physics. “I didn’t ex­pect any of this,” he said. “It re­ally is a cul­mi­na­tion of the whole school jour­ney.”

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Peter Col­lier said Jamin was an “out­stand­ing stu­dent” to win the Bea­z­ley medal after sit­ting his ex­am­i­na­tions at just 16 years and four months old.

“What we’re here to do to­day is recog­nise the ex­cel­lence of our stu­dents and that is tes­ta­ment to the com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion of their teach­ers and schools as a whole,” Mr Col­lier said.

“It is an en­vi­able po­si­tion to get to that point where you are recog­nised as be­ing the best stu­dent in WA.”

Robert Ru­bery from Ap­ple­cross Se­nior High School was awarded the Bea­z­ley Medal for Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing.

Hale, Perth Mod­ern and Christ Church Gram­mar schools re­ceived the high­est num­ber of gen­eral ex­hi­bi­tion win­ners for 2014.

Jamin Wu shows his Bea­z­ley Medal to his proud fa­ther Yong Hong Wu.

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