Member for South Perth, John McGrath MLA, has announced that Luke Forman (TEE) and Jodie Fraser (WSA/VET) from Como Secondary College have each received a $1,000 cash prize from the State Government for being awarded Dux of their school.
They join top students from around the state who received the prize.
“Coming in at the top of the class takes a lot of hard work and these students deserve to be acknowledged for their efforts,” Mr McGrath said. “Each and every one of them is an inspiration to their peers and the wider community for the commitment they have shown throughout their school years.”
Mr McGrath said that he, Premier Colin Barnett and the State Government were very proud of this achievement and that the parents, teachers and principals also deserved recognition for the support and encouragement they had given Luke and Jodie over the years.
To be eligible for the prize, students had to meet Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) requirements for secondary graduation.
Tertiary Entrance Examination (TEE) students needed to complete a minimum of four Year 12 subjects/WACE courses and achieve a minimum of three A grades and one B grade.
Wholly School Assessed (WSA)/Vocational Education and Training (VET) students needed to complete a minimum of four Year 12 WSA subjects/WACE courses and achieve a minimum of three A grades and one B grade.
Alternatively, they could complete a minimum of three Year 12 WSA/WACE courses and one subject equivalent with a minimum of three A grades.