High achieving students recognised with award

Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

Clive Palmer has commended high achieving Year 12 students in his electorate of Fairfax who have been awarded the prestigious Australian Student Prize in recognition of their academic feats.

Joshua Sheehy from Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Claire Blaga from St Theresa’s Catholic College, Kelcie Bourne from Matthew Flinders Anglican College and Nambour State High’s Pippa Edwards, have all received their Australian Student Prize certificate, along with $2000 in prize money from the Australian Government. All were nominated by state certification and assessment authorities.

“I’m delighted for these young Australians who have seen their outstanding efforts rewarded with the Australian Student Prize. I wish them well in their future endeavours,” Mr Palmer said.

“We must encourage our young people to get the most from their education and continue to bring new thinking to a wide range of issues and topics.

“They are the future of this country and it is our duty to ensure that every young Australian is presented with the opportunity to enjoy a comprehensive and vibrant education system.”

Each year the Australian Student Prize is awarded to 500 exceptional students across Australia. The full list of 2013 winners who have agreed to their details being published is available at www.education.gov.au/australian-student-prize