St Mark's student wins 2019 Beazley Medal: VET

Fri, December 20, 2019

St Mark’s Anglican Community School student Jesse Morris-Parmer has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Beazley Medal: VET, the State’s top honour in student achievement in vocational education and training.

Jesse received his medal from the Governor of Western Australia, The Honourable Kim Beazley AC at a ceremony at Government House today.

The Beazley Medal: VET, one of two peak awards for WA students, recognises outstanding achievement in Vocational Education and Training.

Jesse achieved a VET Exhibition for the area of Primary, Environmental and Animal Care Industries.

Jesse was recognised for demonstrating the most outstanding overall performance for a Year 12 student in a VET Certificate II or higher, as well as his other WACE achievements. Jesse completed Certificates II and III in Conservation and Land Management and Certificates II and III in Horticulture, as well as earning a Certificate II each for Landscaping, Engineering (Metals) and Business. While Jesse studied for some of his Certificates in School-based courses, North Metro TAFE were also a great support to him.

St Mark’s Anglican Community School Principal Steven Davies said Jesse’s achievements were the result of hard work, enthusiasm and dedication.

“Jesse is a true allrounder and a role model to his peers and younger students. He has given much to the St Mark’s community and been a valued member of it,” Mr Davies said.

“Jesse is a young person of whom we are very proud, and we are delighted that the passion and commitment he brings to everything with which he engages has been recognised in such a special way.”

Mr Davies said Jesse was also a big contributor to the sporting and service life at St Mark’s, serving as a School Prefect, undertaking community volunteering, and participating in high level sport and outdoor education.

He said the 2019 Year 12 graduates as a group had also achieved positive results, with some outstanding performances by individuals.

St Mark’s is proud that the General and ATAR Pathways that are offered at and through the School can enable rewarding and fulfilling futures for its young people.

For further information contact: Mrs Mandy Cosser 9403 1342