LOCAL STUDENTS RECOGNISED WITH NATIONAL PRIZE
Posted on Monday, 30 July 2007
Two local students have been recognised for their outstanding academic achievement.
Darlington student Alex Wood and Philippa Grey from Wundowie have both been awarded The Lord Florey Student Prize that gives national recognition to academic excellence and achievement in secondary education.
Member for Pearce, the Hon Judi Moylan MP today presented Alex with his Lord Florey Student Prize certificate.
Ms Moylan said both students should be very proud of their achievements.
“Only fifty West Australian students received a Lord Florey Student Prize in 2006,” Ms Moylan said.
“It is a great achievement that two of our local students have been recognised.”
Formally the Australian Students Prize, the change to The Lord Florey Student Prize formally honours the significant contribution Lord Florey made to scientific and academic endeavour.
Lord Florey played a role in the development of the life saving medicine penicillin in the 1940s and was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1945.
A medical graduate from the University of Adelaide, Lord Florey was a Rhode scholar and the first Australian to be president of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Five hundred prizes were awarded to students nationally. Recipients received a certificate and $2000.