WU YOUNGEST BEAZLEY WINNER
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.