Local student awarded top honour

Media Release 26 January 2024
Citizen of the year

The City of South Perth’s highest achieving Year 12 student for 2023 was recognised at the City’s Australia Day Morning Ceremony held on the South Perth Foreshore.

Lucienne Willinge who attended Perth College, was awarded the prestigious Ted Maslen University Exhibition Prize.

Currently on holiday in New York, Lucienne’s father accepted the award on her behalf.

Lucienne achieved a Certificate of Distinction, General Exhibition, Subject Exhibition in Politics and Law, Subject Certificate of Excellence in Politics and Law, Subject Certificate of Excellence in Biology.

She was also awarded Dux of Perth College and is the highest overall achieving student in the City of South Perth. 

Lucienne is hoping to further her studies and become a paediatrician in the future.

Dr Ted Maslen was an award-winning student, Rhodes scholar and renowned staff member at the University of Western Australia from 1960. He was founding director of UWA’s crystallography centre and head of the Physics Department from 1993 until his untimely death in 1997. Dr Maslen was involved with the City of South Perth for 22 years and served as a Councillor for three terms.

“Lucienne is an outstanding young lady,” Mayor Greg Milner said. 

“Her commitment to her studies, her perseverance, and her pursuit of knowledge and academic excellence have set her apart.

“The achievement of such exceptional academic results demonstrates Lucienne’s determination, hard work, and a strong sense of purpose. 

“Lucienne’s academic success is a source of immense pride for our community. Her dedication to learning and academic excellence are qualities that will undoubtedly pave the way for a bright future.”

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