Beazley Awards recognise outstanding high school results

The Beazley awards were presented today in Kings Park by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery, and the Honourable Kim Beazley AC Governor of WA, in recognition of outstanding secondary school exam and VET results.

Western Australia’s peak secondary education awards were today awarded to Pooja Ramesh from Perth Modern School and Jess Haydon from Swan Valley Anglican Community School.

“A Beazley Medal is the greatest honour a senior secondary student could receive and is the best possible outcome of their dedication and a lot of hard work,”

“Pooja and Jess have achieved excellent results and should be very proud of their performance,” said Ms Ellery.

Pooja won the Beazley Medal: WA Certificate of Education for the highest examination marks across five ATAR courses in Year 12.

Jess has been awarded the Beazley Medal: Vocational Education and Training (VET) based on his strong Year 12 performance in a VET program.

Pooja has also won a General Exhibition, Subject Exhibition and Subject Certificate of Excellence: Economics, Subject Certificate of Excellence: Literature, Subject Certificate of Excellence: Mathematics Methods and a Certificate of Distinction.

In addition to a significant number of hours in the workplace, Jess also received a VET Exhibition and VET Certificate of Excellence: Construction Industries, a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, Certificate II in Civil Construction and a Certificate II in Visual Arts.

A formal ceremony will be held at Government House in February 2019 where all students will be presented with their awards.

“I congratulate all the award winners for their efforts,” said Ms Ellery.

For a complete list of award winners, visit

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