Local student Charlette Nielsen wins two Victorian Premier’s VCE awards

High achievers: A Nathalia Secondary College student was among those to receive a Victorian Premier’s, Dan Andrews pictured, VCE award. Photo by ERIK ANDERSON

Local student Charlotte Neilson as been honoured as one of the state’s best in the Victorian Premier’s VCE Awards, held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Ms Neilson is a student at St Mary of the Angels Secondary College, who also studied at Nathalia Secondary College.

Ms Nielsen was recognised with a Top All-Round VCE High Achiever for her achievements at St Mary’s and a Sociology Study Award for work she did at Nathalia Secondary College.

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

Other students who have been recognised as part of the awards include Abby Smyth, Pippa Bullen, Ryley Arnold and Xavier Hutchinson, all from Notre Dame College Shepparton.

Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins has congratulated the 2021 group of top performing students.

“Massive congratulations to our top-performing 2021 VCE students who worked incredibly hard to achieve these amazing results,” Ms Hutchins said.

“These award winners are testament to how well Victorian students, with support from their school communities, families and friends, adapted to the challenges of a global pandemic and still produced outstanding results.

“I congratulate the students from the Goulburn Valley on these fantastic achievements.

At the award presentation ceremony, held on July 20, a total of 324 awards, including 25 Top All-Round VCE High Achiever Awards, recognised the exceptional dedication and hard work of 298 students during the 2021 VCE.

More than 1000 guests attended the prestigious ceremony, where Victoria’s top-performing 2021 VCE students were recognised for their outstanding academic results.

State Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp also recognised the students achievements.

“The success of these students is a credit to not only their own hard work and abilities, but also to the support of their families, friends and school community,” Mr Gepp said.

A full list of the award recipients across the state can be found at