Jack aces VCE award

Frankston High School student Jack Higgins has the world at his feet after receiving a Premier’s VCE Award last month.  What makes this award so special is that Jack received the award in further mathematics as a Year 11 student, outshining his peers throughout the state and achieving a perfect study score of 50.

Each year students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their VCE are recognised at the Premier’s VCE Awards.  Jack was presented with his award by Education Minister James Merlino in front of his proud parents, principal John Albiston and senior campus principal Helen Wilson.

“Jack epitomises what is possible by living and learning by our motto ‘Optima Semper’ (Best Always),” Mr Albiston said.  “He is a role model that has inspired us all.  He has our sincere congratulations on this outstanding achievement.”

Ms Wilson said: “Jack is to be congratulated on his outstanding success.  He thoroughly deserves this award in recognition of his conscientious approach to his studies.  Jack is a highly self-motivated student who diligently applies himself to his studies. We are very excited to see what Jack achieves this year in his studies.”

Jack highlighted the value of a support network while completing VCE and attributed his success to the collaborative relationship of friends, family and teachers working together to achieve the best learning outcomes. 

This year he’s studying English, chemistry, physics, specialist mathematics and maths methods, and after finishing Year 12 he hopes to pursue a career in science after completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne.