Governor presenting biography to medal winners

The Governor presented Josh and Luke a copy of his Dad's biography, Father of the House after the presentation ceremony.

22 Dec, 2020

WA’s top students awarded with the 2020 Beazley Medal

Josh Green (Christ Church Grammar School) and Luke de Laeter (Wesley College), have been awarded the 2020 Beazley Medals.

The students were presented their medals by Education and Training Minister, the Hon Sue Ellery MLC and the Governor at Government House this morning. The Beazley Medal is named after the Governor’s father, Kim Beazley, a former teacher and Federal Member for Education.

Josh won the Beazley Medal: Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) for the highest examination marks across five ATAR courses in Year 12. Luke has been awarded the Beazley Medal: Vocational Education and Training (VET) based on his outstanding Year 12 performance in a VET program.

Governor presenting young man medal

The Governor and Education and Training Minister the Hon Sue Ellery MLC present Josh Green with the Beazley Medal: Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) for the highest examination marks across five ATAR courses in Year 12.

Governor elbow greeting before presenting young man with medal

The Governor and Education and Training Minister the Hon Sue Ellery MLC present Luke de Laeter the Beazley Medal: Vocational Education and Training (VET) based on his outstanding Year 12 performance in a VET program. 

“The Beazley Medal is the highest honour a senior secondary student in Western Australia can receive. As Governor, I am proud to continue my Father’s legacy in advocating for our State’s education system and delighted to host the Beazley Medal presentation here at Government House for the second year.

“In such a challenging year, I congratulate all Year 12 students for their resilience and their commitment to their studies. Our Beazley Medallists, Josh and Luke, are an outstanding example of academic excellence in the secondary school system and should be an inspiration to all West Australian high school students.”
Governor

Governor addressing audience at 2020 Beazley Medal presentation

Governor Beazley recognising the outstanding achievement of the 2020 Beazley Medal winners.

In total, 3937 awards were won in 2020, including fifty (50) General Exhibitions and forty-one (41) Subject Exhibitions.

The schools with the highest number of general exhibition winners were Perth Modern School (21) and Willetton Senior High School (5).

The top five schools with the highest number of awards were Perth Modern School, Rossmoyne Senior High School, Willetton Senior High School, Churchlands Senior High School and Shenton College.

Previous Beazley Medal recipients include former WA Premier Geoff Gallop, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia Honourable Robert French AC and the Governor himself.

Read Minister Ellery’s media statement here.

Click here for a complete list of award winners.

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