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Beazley Medal winner announced
Beazley Medal winner announced

WA’s top academic student for 2012 is St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls student Katie Dyer.

The Claremont teen has won the Beazley medal for achieving the best all-round results in last year’s WA Certificate of Education exams.

A full list of all the exhibition and award winners from every school will be published in The Weekend West tomorrow.

Katie, 17, was the top-ranked general exhibition winner based on her results across five subjects, including two each from the humanities and maths and science areas.

She also won course exhibitions for topping the State in chemistry and French and five certificates of distinction in chemistry, French, maths, specialist maths and physics.

But she was unable to make it to the medal presentation today because she was on a family holiday to Europe, where she hopes to try out her French speaking skills.

Katie, who also took literature and music, said specialist maths was her favourite subject.

She achieved the highest possible tertiary admission rank of 99.95 and is still deciding whether to study science at Melbourne University or a bachelor of philosophy at the University of WA.

The State’s top vocational and education training student was Madisen Scott, 17, from Woodvale Secondary College.

It was the second year in a row that Woodvale produced the top VET student.

As well as achieving a VET certificate II in sport and recreation, Madisen also completed a full load of five stage three courses while attending the school on a basketball scholarship.

She studied literature, maths, media production and analysis, politics and law and psychology, scoring an outstanding admission rank of 97.25. She plans to study law and management at university this year.

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority said the school with the highest number of award winners was Perth Modern, with 65 students taking out 99 awards, followed by Rossmoyne and Churchlands Senior High Schools.