One of York’s young achievers has again gained recognition with an award for outstanding academic results.

Chris Giles has just received the medal for the best second year student in the Bachelor of Science in sustainable aquaculture and coastal zone management at Curtin University.

The prize giving ceremony, at which Chris received the award, was held at Curtin’s Bentley campus on February 18.

It is not the first time that Chris’ academic and vocational skills have been acknowledged. In 2006 he was named dux at WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin and won prizes in a number of subjects.

He also received a Curriculum Council exhibition for the top student in the state in animal production and marketing, a certificate of distinction in that subject as well as a certificate of excellence. Earlier that year he was also named top student in WA in vocational education and training (VET).

His mother, Linda, said Chris and the family were thrilled with the award and that he was considering extending his degree by doing honours next year.

Lindsay McNeill


ABOVE: The top second year student in sustainable aquaculture and coastal zone management at Curtin University, Chris Giles from York (left rear), with other award winners at the prize giving ceremony.