Cal­lum Costello tops com­pe­ti­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

YEAR 11 Shenton Col­lege stu­dent Cal­lum Costello is the WA win­ner of the Aus­tralian Eco­nomics Com­pe­ti­tion af­ter com­pet­ing with more than 9000 stu­dents.

The com­pe­ti­tion, run by the Univer­sity of NSW Busi­ness School, en­cour­ages aware­ness of cur­rent eco­nomics and the de­vel­op­ment of gen­eral and spe­cific eco­nomics skills.

Cal­lum took home a tro­phy and $200 from the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee.

Shenton Col­lege prin­ci­pal Michael Mor­gan said the award recog­nised Cal­lum’s ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment, as well as the achieve­ments of his eco­nomics teacher David Filmer.

“This is a very high-level com­pe­ti­tion run by Univer­sity of NSW,” Mr Mor­gan said.

Cal­lum said he chose to study eco­nomics be­cause it would pre­pare him for the “real world” and the con­cepts could be ap­plied to the Aus­tralian econ­omy.

"It’s a dy­namic sub­ject,” he said.

Cal­lum said he is con­sid­er­ing a ca­reer in commerce.

Shenton Col­lege stu­dents have been com­pet­ing in the Aus­tralian Eco­nomics Com­pe­ti­tion for the past five years.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d445864

Cal­lum Costello with his eco­nomics com­pe­ti­tion tro­phy.

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