Students from WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin are among those whose achievements have been acknowledged recently.

Three of last year’s year 12 students gained certificates of excellence from the curriculum council and one a certificate of distinction.

Chadwick Butler from Shackleton, Anna Lloyd from Dumbleyung and Ashley Van Leeuwen from Dardanup received the certificates of excellence. Ashley was also awarded a certificate of distinction in animal production and marketing.

Certificates of excellence are given to students who achieve at least 10 A grades in subjects studied in years 11 and 12. The certificate of distinction is based on academic achievement and an interview with an awards panel.

 Two year 11 students were awarded highly valued Grains Research and Development Corporation scholarships to help them complete year 12 and to encourage them to undertake further study in agriculture related courses at post secondary level. A limited number of the scholarships are awarded annually in each state.

The winners of these scholarships were Andrew Reynolds of York and Jeremy Richardson from Newdegate.

Lindsay McNeill

ABOVE: Andrew Reynolds from York receiving an award at last year’s graduation ceremony at WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin based on his achievements in year 11.