Indian-Australian students emerge on top in Premier’s VCE Awards

Victoria's best and brightest from 2022 were recognised for excelling through the once-in-a-lifetime challenges of VCE and performing at the top of the state academically - in one or more subjects.

Victoria’s best and brightest from 2022 were recognised for excelling in one or more subjects as the state’s top-performing VCE students of 2022 at the Premier’s VCE Awards.

The top performing students received their Premier’s VCE Awards during a prestigious ceremony at the Melbourne Convention Centre – in front of their families and 1000 guests.

A total of 300 students received 331 awards across 88 subjects: including 294 Study Awards, 34 Top All-Round VCE High Achiever Awards and three Top International Student Awards.

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The Top All-Round VCE High Achiever awards recognise those students who achieved study scores of 46 or higher out of 50 in at least five VCE subjects, while Study Awards recognise the best performers in individual VCE subjects.

Top All-Round VCE High Achievers 2022

  • Lavya Bassi, Melbourne High School
  • Anish Narayan, Melbourne High School
  • Uday Parmar, Melbourne High School
  • Nishil Shah, Haileybury College

Study Awards 2022

  • Dishita Jathar, Box Hill High School – Accounting
  • Manu Udupa, The University High School – Algorithmics (HESS)
  • Anish Narayan, Melbourne High School – Chemistry
  • Uday Parmar, Melbourne High School – Chemistry and Mathematical Methods
  • Arnav Chauhan, Haileybury College – English
  • Kishore Murali, John Monash Science School – Environmental Science
  • Tanay Kulkarni, Melbourne High School – Further Mathematics
  • Ami Aggarwal, Victorian School of Languages – Hindi
  • Ananaya Mittal, Victorian School of Languages – Hindi
  • Hritik Jagtap, Nossal High School
  • Shion Kim, Ringwood Secondary College – Legal Studies
  • Rishi Sethi, Haileybury College – Legal Studies
  • Nishil Shah, Haileybury College – Sociology
  • Saatvik Sehgal, Hume Anglican Grammar – Systems Engineering
  • Siddharth Shrivastava, Oberon High School – Systems Engineering
  • Mahesh Namasivayam, Victorian Tamil Association – Tamil
Image: Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins (Source: Twitter)

Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins congratulated our highest VCE achievers, which include a saxophonist from Rowville Secondary College now studying music at Monash University and a Melbourne High School student who was inspired by the pandemic to study medicine.

Minister Hutchins said in a statement:

“Our top performing VCE students deserve enormous congratulations for their commitment and hard work – receiving outstanding academic results and making Victoria proud. Supporting students to achieve their full potential is part of how we’re making Victoria the Education State – and these award winners demonstrate the commitment, adaptability and excellence of Victorian students and schools.”

A student from Mallacoota P-12 College who founded a local ‘youth sanctuary’ for young people to connect and find support in the wake of the 2020/21 Black Summer bushfires has also been recognised for their achievement.

Minister Hutchins added:

“Our $115.5 million Student Excellence Program investment is equipping schools with the resources, tools and professional learning opportunities needed to support high-ability students and make sure they have the tools they need to follow their passions and talents. Every school now has a high-ability practice leader to coordinate their school’s participation in these programs and to support their students to reach their full potential.”

A full list of the Premier’s VCE Awards is available at www.vic.gov.au/premiers-vce-awards

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