The Border Watch : February 18th 2015
6 NEWS VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au TOP EFFORT: Mount Gambier student James Parker received merit awards for mathematical studies and research project B. He was presented with the awards by SACE Board presiding member Jane Danvers last Tuesday. SOUTH EAST MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS MOUNT GAMbIER n Genna Geddes, mathematical applications and psychology n Antoinette Wichmann, biology and research project B n James Parker, mathematical studies and research project B n Meg Gazzard, chemistry and physics n Chloe Watson, mathematical applications n Tania Zeissig, Spanish n Casey Donehue, research project B n Jenae Fox, communication products n Kaitlyn Lusty, research project B n Adriane Neshoda, media studies n Maddison Duncan, research project B n Kerry Mu, physics n Charlotte Lassaline, English communications n James Owen, solo performance n Kyle Trevenen, ensemble performance MIllICENT n Lauren Walker, mathematical applications PENOlA n Lewis March, mathematical applications n Madeline Gordon, biology bORDERTOWN n Emily Burgess, mathematical applications and research project B n Kimberley Langley, physical education KINGSTON SE n Ellie Cobiac, biology, mathematical applications and English communications n Sam Olsen, research project B NARACOORTE n Hamish Loechel, research project n William Brown, English communications n Matt Smith, mathematical applications HARD WORK RECOGNISED: Tenison Woods College student Antoinette Wichmann received her Governor of South Australia Commendation from Governor Hieu Van Le last Tuesday at Government House. 6 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 www.theborderwatch.com.au HARD WORKING: Mount Gambier student Genna Geddes was awarded for two merits in mathematical applications and psychology, presented by SACE Board presiding member Jane Danvers at Adelaide Government House last week. OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: SACE Board presiding member Jane Danvers awards Kingston student Ellie Cobiac for her merits in biology, mathematical applications and English communications. School merits honoured Student achievements recognised in Adelaide ceremony SOME of the state’s highest achievers were honoured last week in Adelaide at the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Merit Ceremony. Outstanding Year 12 students from across the state, including a strong contingent from the South East gathered on Tuesday at Government House where their efforts were publicly recognised. One of those students was Mount Gambier’s Antoinette Wichmann, who received her Governor of South Australia Commendation from Hieu Van Le AO. Antoinette achieved three merits over two years at Tenison Woods College. This year she gained merits in biology and her research project. Antoinette has demonstrated an exceptional ability to manage others, show initiative and be self-directed, organised, and enterprising. She has organised school events such as a Vinnies Winter Sleepout and a team for the Limestone Coast Relay for Life for the Cancer Council SA. Antoinette excelled at a range of public speaking and debating opportunities and developed customer service skills through regularly helping at a community market stall. A record 874 students received certificates on Tuesday for a total of 1172 subject merits for outstanding achievement in SACE Stage 2 subjects last year. This compares with 828 students and 1117 subject merits in the previous year. SACE Board chief executive Dr Neil McGoran said the event was also an opportunity for the “Class of 2014” to celebrate with their family, friends and other students. “This is a tremendous achievement and one which provides a great sense of pride for families and teachers across South Australia,” Dr McGoran said. “All students who successfully completed their SACE qualification last year are to be commended for their hard work and dedication. “Their teachers and schools also deserve recognition for supporting students to reach their personal goals.” Dr McGoran said students could be confident they had acquired a rigorous and internationally recognised qualification, preparing them for life beyond school in the community, the workplace, training or university studies. The inaugural Governor of South Australia Commendation for Excellence in Modified SACE Award was presented at the ceremony, along with the Tennyson Medal for the top English student. A further 26 students with the highest overall SACE achievement were presented with the Governor of South Australia Commendation. Merit students were presented with their certificates by leading South Australian industry and academic identities, including engineering director for Google Australia and New Zealand Alan Noble, Nobel Prize winner for literature John Coetzee and environmental scientist, author and adventurer Tim Jarvis.
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