Winners Are Grinners In 2014 Beazley Medal

Winners Are Grinners In 2014 Beazley Medal

Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier

Top Secondary Students Win Beazley Medals

Victor P Taffa

  • St. Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls student Katerina Chua wins WACE award
  • Chua’s twin brother also ranked fifth in General Exhibitions
  • Georgiana Molloy Anglican school student Emma Hay wins vocational award

Western Australia’s top secondary education awards, the Beazley Medals, have been won by 17 year-old students from Perth and Busselton.

Education Minister Peter Collier announced today that the top academic award, the Beazley: WACE, had been won by St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls student Katerina Chua.

The Beazley Medal: WACE is based on performance across five courses in year 12.




Katerina also won a General Exhibition, awarded to the top 40 academic students, a Course Exhibition in Chemistry and Certificates of Distinction in Chemistry, Literature, Mathematics and Physics.

Katerina’s twin brother, Alexander, who attended Christ Church Grammar School, was ranked fifth in the General Exhibitions and won a Course Exhibition in Mathematics, as well as Certificates of Distinction in Chemistry, Mathematics and Mathematics: Specialist.

Katerina and Alexander are the second twins to win General Exhibitions. Both also achieved the highest Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of 99.95 and plan to study Medicine at The University of Western Australia next year.

Emma Hay, who attended Georgiana Molloy Anglican School in Busselton, was awarded the Beazley Medal: VET, based on her performance in vocational education and training and achievement in WACE courses.

Emma achieved a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, a Certificate II in Animal Studies and a Certificate II in Business.

She is the first student from Georgiana Molloy Anglican School to win a Beazley Medal.

Emma has been working as a veterinary nurse at a Busselton veterinary hospital and plans to enrol at Murdoch University in Animal Science or Biomedical Science in 2015, with a view to later transferring into Veterinary Science.

Mr. Collier said both students had exceptionally bright futures after winning the peak awards in WA’s school education system.

“It is recognition of their hard work over many years and also an acknowledgement of the achievement of their teachers and the support of their families and friends.” Mr. Collier said.

The State Curriculum and Standards Authority have also announced the winners of almost 1,150 other awards for high achievement in the Western Australian Certificate of Education.

Fact File

  • More than 13,200 full-time candidates sat examinations in four or more WACE courses
  • 22,229 students achieved their WACE