Best and brightest Year 12 students for 2015 announced

Two hundred of Western Australia’s top public secondary school students have been rewarded for their outstanding academic and vocational achievements.

Education Minister Peter Collier announced the winners of the State Government’s Best and Brightest Award for 2015.

“These students have achieved excellent results in their schools and are likely to be high achievers in the WA Certificate of Education,” Mr. Collier said.

The Best and Brightest Award is provided to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank dux and the Vocational Education and Training dux in each public secondary school.  Each dux who meets the eligibility criteria receives a $1,000 cash prize.

“The Best and Brightest Award promotes and encourages excellence in public secondary schools across the State,” the Minister said.

“It rewards individual students for their hard work, determination and pursuit of the highest standards,” the Minister added.

The Best and Brightest Award has been provided by the Government since 2005.

  • $1,000 Best and Brightest Award for each top Year 12 graduate.
  • Outstanding achievements of public secondary school students recognized.

List of Some of the Best and Brightest Prize winners for 2015


First name Surname School ATAR/VET
Sarah den Boer Albany Senior High School ATAR
Lorissa Ferrell Albany Senior High School VET
Jeyashivraj Parthiban Applecross Senior High School ATAR
Careen Hush Applecross Senior High School VET
Reece Ritchie Armadale Senior High School VET
Michael Belstead Ashdale Secondary College ATAR
Shari Azaman Ashdale Secondary College VET
Debra Zhang Atwell College ATAR
Alex Giblin Atwell College VET
Jacob Poole Australind Senior High School ATAR
Mikaela MacLaughlin Australind Senior High School VET
Pariya Ghanbari Balcatta Senior High School ATAR
Lian Tandoc Balcatta Senior High School VET
Fatu Koroma Balga Senior High School ATAR
Faysal Bayana Kedir Balga Senior High School VET
Samantha Dixon-South Ballajura Community College ATAR
Tiffany McInnes Ballajura Community College VET
Jessica Caccetta Belmont City College ATAR
Chloe Lawford Belmont City College VET
Mahshad Moeini Belridge Secondary College ATAR
Madison Anderson Belridge Secondary College VET
Noah Chapman Broome Senior High School ATAR
Carlie Herbert Broome Senior High School VET
Lachlan  Barrett Bullsbrook College ATAR
Sophie  Martin Bullsbrook College VET
Anais Chen Bunbury Senior High School ATAR
Emma Franklin-Temme Bunbury Senior High School VET
Gracie Miller Busselton Senior High School ATAR
Iona Buntain-Barrie Busselton Senior High School VET


To know about public school graduates, visit the Department of Education’s website:

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