Top all-rounder Ashan

The precocious achievement of high results by Bonnie Deng and Mary Pham during their Year 11 studies was hailed. 168410 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

By Cam Lucadou-Wells

Four students from Nossal High School shone at the 2016 Premier’s VCE Awards.
Remarkably, two of the students Mary Pham and Xinying (Bonnie) Deng were in Year 11 when they earned Study Awards as the top students in the state in a particular subject.
Mary was awarded for excellence in her Unit 3/4 in philosophy, and Bonnie for her aplomb at Chinese Second Language Advanced, studied at the Chinese Culture School in Glen Waverley.
Former student Ashan Wimalaratne was one of 25 students in the state identified as a Top All-Rounder VCE High Achiever.
Ashan earned scores of 46 or higher in at least five VCE subjects in 2015 and 2016.
He is now studying a Bachelor of Medial Science at Griffith University.
Jessica Lieng received a Study Award in Health and Human Development in 2016.
She also shared her talents as a tutorial leader, maths peer coach and girls soccer team coach at the school, and took part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
At the awards held on 27 April, 287 Victorian students were recognised for their high achievement.
Principal Roger Page said credit should go to the students as well as their families and teachers for their tuition, encouragement and mentoring.
“These awards continue the tradition of Nossal students achieving outstanding academic results as part of their full personal development.”

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