Vietnamese students honored in Australia
By My Tran in HCMC
Vietnamese student Thai Minh Thuy has been presented with the Academic Achievement Award for her good leadership skills and academic excellence.
|Academic Achievement Award winner Thai Minh Thuy (L) poses for a photo with Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales in Australia - Photo: Courtesy of the organizers|
Thuy was given the award at New South Wales (NSW) State Parliament House in Australia, according to Elizabeth Webber, manager DEC International Student Programs-Schools in NSW at Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) in HCMC last Friday.
Thuy achieved the highest Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) score of 99.95, was listed on the Higher School Certificate (HSC) Honor Roll in the “Top All Rounder” category for achieving over 90 in all subjects and was dux of Canley Vale High School, a NSW government school in south-west Sydney. She was presented with a certificate and a check for AUD1,000 (around VND22 million).
Apart from her outstanding academic performance, Thuy was also commended for her outstanding leadership qualities as president of the school’s Leo’s Club (Young Lions) and member of the Fairfield Council Youth Advisory Committee.
Compatriot Chu Thuy Linh, also has achieved “Top All-Rounder” status for scoring 90 or above in their subjects and an ATAR over 99 in the Higher School Certificate examination. Four Vietnamese students were dux of their schools.
Twenty international students from Vietnam were acknowledged at the awards ceremony, 15 for the Academic Achievement Award and five nominees for the School Service Award. These students attended 12 NSW Government schools.
Thuy has accepted a place at the University of Sydney and is now studying a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) and Thuy Linh is enrolled in combined Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney.
Other award finalists were international students from the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Iran, Thailand, Malaysia and Slovakia.
“Each year this award acknowledges Vietnamese students’ achievements and thus proves the talent, dynamic spirit and quick adaptation of Vietnamese students,” said Webber. She added that there are about 2,500 students studying in Australia.