Students recognised in national awards

NSW public school students were well represented in two national awards announced this week.

Australian Student Prize

More than 70 NSW government high school students were awarded the Australian Student Prize in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the 2010 school year. 

James Ruse Agricultural High School students featured prominently among the prize winners, who each received a certificate and $2000. The prizes were awarded in recognition of their excellence in academic achievements based on Year 12 results.

In NSW, 154 students received the Australian Student Prize out of a total of 500 awarded nationally.

Prime Minister's Awards for Skills Excellence in School

Students from Brisbane Water Secondary College and Young High School have been recognised in the Prime Minister's Awards for Skills Excellence in School.

They were chosen from the nation's top Year 12 students who demonstrated exceptional skill, commitment and achievement while undertaking a vocational education and training in schools program or an Australian school-based apprenticeship.

Brisbane Water Secondary College student Beau Robinson won the Prime Minister's Award for NSW while Young High student Rahima Haidary won the award for the Community Services and Health industry category. They were among 17 students from around Australia to receive the Prime Minister's awards.

Thirty-eight NSW public school students were among the 410 students from across Australia who won Australian Vocational Student Prizes.

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