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Country Students Set New Record

South Australian country high school students have set a new record, with 3995 people completing their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

This is 162 more students than last year, and data reveals there was also an increase in regional students undertaking VET and receiving merit certificates as part of their SACE.

6 country students have also been names as Governor of South Australia Commendation recipients.

The Governor of South Australia Commendation recognises outstanding achievement in Year 12 subjects and in the qualities young people need for community life, citizenship, and work.

The recipients are:

Chelsea Brooks – Beachport
Jack Armfield – Kingston
Joshua Smith – Farrell Flat
Madeline Hegarty – Greenock
Ronald Bromley – Berri

Victoria Kitschke – Mount Gambier

SACE Board Chief Executive, Dr Neil McGoran said “Having an increasing number of students complete Year 12 is a very pleasing result.

“These students have a globally recognised qualification that equips them with critical thinking skills that they need to succeed in the workplace, for further study if they choose that path, and as citizens,” he said.

319 Aboriginal students across South Australia also comlpeted their SACE this year, with 113 coming from country areas.