Walkington Award - Winners



St Luke’s College Year 12 student, Zane Goes was awarded the 2023 Walkington Award for his academic achievements and outstanding citizenship.

This is the 40th time the award, valued at $5000, has been given to a Year 12 student within the City of Karratha to continue full-time or part-time tertiary studies at a recognised education institution. 

Zane will use the $5000 award from the City of Karratha to support his studies in Physiotherapy.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long congratulated this year’s recipient and all the applicants for their outstanding achievements. 

“The Walkington Award has a proud history of supporting local students who embody the three pillars of academic excellence, extra-curricular activities and community service,” Cr Long said.
“We are beyond proud of the leadership, commitment and accountability our young people demonstrate and the significant contribution they make to our community.

“Zane is a hard working student who has achieved standout results including in Year 11 receiving the ‘Academic Excellence Award’ for the highest marks in Chemistry, Physics, Maths Methods and Physical Education. This has continued in Year 12 and where he again received the ‘Academic Excellence Award’ for Physics, Chemistry, Maths Methods and Physical Education. “He is a sports captain, and a member of the student executive council and as part of this role Zane has facilitated new initiatives at the school such as the Father’s Day breakfast, men’s mental health day, International Women’s Day and even the new initiative of a school busy bee.

“I would like to wish Zane all the best on his studies as he pursues his dream to be a physiotherapist and hope to one day see him practice in Karratha.”


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