Two students from Korowa Anglican Girls’ School, Amelia Wells and Yilin Elaine Xu, received the 2017 Premier’s VCE Awards at an award ceremony held on Thursday 27 April.
These prestigious Awards are presented to the top performing students for outstanding achievement in VCE. Amelia Wells was recognised for her 2016 VCE Art studies at Korowa. Her Visual Communication Design work was also recognised by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and was shortlisted in the 2017 Seasons of Excellence. Amelia received a perfect score of 50 for Art. She is pictured with Principal Helen Carmody and Head of Art Antoinette Domoney.
Yilin Elaine Xu was an international student awarded for being one of the ‘Best Three International Students’ for her general excellence in VCE. Elaine achieved a perfect 99.95 ATAR score in 2016 at Korowa. She was recognised by the School as one of our two highest achievers. Elaine scored a perfect 50 for both English EAL and Mathematical Methods.
The Awards acknowledge not only the excellent academic achievements of Korowa’s students, but also the important role that teachers, family and peers play in supporting students during VCE.
Both girls continued to be active members of the Korowa community, balancing their studies with advocacy and sport. Amelia was a member of the Environment committee up to Year 12 and Elaine competed in a number of sporting teams for Korowa.
‘I am thrilled that Amelia and Elaine have been recognised with these awards. They have worked incredibly hard during their VCE years and have continued to grow into resilient, passionate young women. I would like to acknowledge our staff who have nurtured the diverse interests of both girls, both within the classroom and outside it in their committees and teams. It is a credit to both our staff and the girls’ persistence that they have been able to achieve such fantastic results.’ Principal Helen Carmody said.
‘I am confident that all of our Year 12 leavers will continue to build on their achievements and interests at school as young women in the workforce.’