Top VCE Students Recognised

Young, innovative and vocal – this year’s Premier’s VCE Award winners are destined for great futures.

Minister for Education James Merlino presented the students with their awards at a ceremony today and congratulated them on their hard work.

The awards recognise young Victorians who have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education with distinction.

A 15-year-old studying university-level maths, an aspiring visual designer from regional Victoria and Australia’s national public speaking champion are among this year’s recipients.

25 students received the Top All-Round VCE High Achiever Award, which recognises students who achieved study scores of 46 or higher out of 50 in at least five VCE subjects.

The Premier’s VCE Awards showcase the Andrews Labor Government’s vision for the Education State – strong VCE results come from engaged students with the support of excellent teachers. We want all students to have access to a first-rate education so that they can unlock their full potential.

A full list of the Premier’s VCE Awards recipients is available at: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/vceawards

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“It was an honour to celebrate 287 young Victorians who with support from their schools and families excelled in their VCE studies.”

“Not all students can attain a Premier’s VCE Award but every student can aim to get the best out of themselves. That is why we want every community to have access to a great school with outstanding teachers.”

Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Education Judith Graley

“I congratulate these high-achieving students and wish them all the very best in their futures, which I’m sure will be bright.”

“Many of these students will now be at university and thriving to tackle new challenges. Today was an opportunity to pause and reflect on a remarkable VCE score.”

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