Four top-performing Kimberley students have scooped $1000 as part of the 2012 Best and Brightest Awards.
ATAR student Jake Jones and VET student Emily Tait from Broome Senior High School, VET student Braedan Taylor from Derby District High School and VET student Garion Garner from Fitzroy Valley District High School were recognised for outstanding academic achievements this year.
The students were among 195 WA Year 12 students to receive the Best and Brightest Award this year.
Education Minister Peter Collier said the high-achieving students were rewarded for their commitment to studies during the demanding final year of secondary school.
“I also want to recognise their teachers, principals and families who provided invaluable support and guidance,” he said.
“I am confident the top students from the class of 2012 are set for bright futures in their chosen fields.”
To be eligible for the awards, students must meet requirements for secondary graduation and selection criteria for each category.
For WACE students, the prize recognises excellence in studies towards university entrance, while VET students are recognised for excellence in studies that include training qualifications and workplace learning.
The students will receive their cheques in January.