Poppy recognised for outstanding achievement

Congratulations to Ballajura Community College student Poppy Justice, one of only eight students in Western Australia to receive a ‘VET Exhibition for Outstanding Achievement in VET’ at the prestigious School Curriculum and Standards Authority Exhibition and Awards 2017.

Poppy, who graduated this year, studied Business and Financial Services, Information and Communications Technology and was one of several of the College’s students who were named in the awards announced on December 22 by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.

The annual SCSA awards recognise outstanding academic and vocational achievement across a range of areas and represents the top students in the State.

A VET Exhibition may be awarded to the top eligible student who has demonstrated the most outstanding performance in a Certificate II or higher qualification in their final WACE year, and only one Exhibition is awarded in each industry area.

Cheryl Townsend, Principal, said Poppy was an excellent student who was also interviewed for a Beazley Medal.

“As well as the VET Exhibition, Poppy was awarded a VET Certificate of Excellence for Business and Financial Services, Information and Communications Technology, she said. “This certificate is only awarded to students who are in the top 0.5 per cent of eligible candidates.

“Tahlia Cavanough was also amongst the best VET students in the State – she received a VET Certificate of Excellence for her studies in Tourism, Hospitality and Events.

“The College is also exceptionally proud of the following students who gained Certificates of Merit or Distinction. These are awarded to eligible students who have consistently achieved excellent results across their last three consecutive years of secondary school.

Certificates of Distinction

James Fazio

Matthew McDougall

Certificates of Merit

Febriana Ajelie

Kimberly Armstrong

Timothy Burton

Rosemary Clements

Melani De Alwis

Johnson Nguyen

Tracy Nguyen

George Shomali

Tristan Tan

“I congratulate these very talented students for their excellent achievements and would also like to acknowledge the great staff we have at Ballajura Community College.”

View the full SCSA Exhibition and Award winners 2017.