Albany home to one of Australia’s top secondary students
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson has congratulated Campbell Harter from Great Southern Grammar for winning the Australian Student Prize.
Campbell is one of the top 500 senior secondary school students across the country to have taken home a prize valued at $2,000 each.
The Australian Student Prize recognises academic excellence and achievement of students in senior secondary years, with this year’s winners being rewarded for their work during the 2013 school year.
Mr Wilson said he was proud that Albany was home to such an exceptional student.
“These awards are an ideal way to recognise the wonderful work that senior school students do, and I’m delighted that we have a winner in Albany.
“I’m sure I speak for the entire community when I offer my warmest congratulations to Campbell,” he said.
Minister for Education the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said the awards highlight the Government’s commitment to giving Australian students the best possible education.
“If our young people are to compete and succeed in the globalised new jobs economy we need to ensure they have the best education possible.
“These awards are particularly important as they recognise students who work hard and perform at their very best at a time when they are making crucial decisions about their next move into the workforce or further study,” Mr Pyne said.
Nominees for the Australian Student Prize are put forward by state and territory curriculum, assessment and certification authorities.
The Australian Student Prize has been awarded nationally since 1991. A list of 2013 Australian Student Prize Winners is available at: http://education.gov.au/australian-student-prize.