City of Karratha

Walkington Award

The Walkington Award commemorates the service of the late Dr.Al Walkington, Foundation Director of the Karratha College (now Pilbara Institute). The aim of the award, currently valued at $5,000 is to encourage students to continue either full-time or part-time studies at a recognised educational institution.

Each year the Walkington Award is awarded to a student whom the Award Committee considers to have achieved academic excellence over the previous twelve months while also demonstrating achievement in other areas such as community involvement. The award is open to full or part-time students aged 16-25, who either reside or whose parents reside in the City of Karratha.

Applications for the 2017 award have now closed.
 


Walkington Award Winner 2017

Karratha Senior High School student Liam Payne has been awarded the 2017 Walkington Award. Liam has demonstrated an exceptional work ethic and is a hardworking and respectful student, awarded ATAR Dux of KSHS this year. Liam is a dedicated member of the community, providing countless hours of service to The Varity Charity through the Variety WA Bash and St Johns Ambulance. Recognised as a leader among his peers, Liam has represented his school community at a number of State-wide initiatives including the Pilbara Legislative Assembly and participated in The Leeuwin II Ocean Adventure on a full scholarship.

Liam wishes to pursue a Bachelor of Biomedicine before attaining a post graduate degree as a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia.

 

Walkington Award Winner 2016

St Luke's College student Sophie Sparks has been awarded the 2016 Walkington Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to her studies and community. Her academic success in science, maths and english combined with her leadership and community service make Sophie and inspiring young woman, committed to achieving her goals and giving back to those who have helped her along the way.

Sophie believes 'we should never stop learning because life never stops teaching' and plans to attend Curtin University in Perth where she will study medicine.
 

Walkington Award Winner 2015

St. Luke's College student Anshula Ashish has been awarded the 2015 Walkington Award thanks to her fantastic scholastic achievements and dedication to our community. Anshula has excelled academically right throughout her schooling life and contributed to our community through voluntary work, sport, art and leadership roles.

Passionate in science and the arts Anshula has set herself an incredible career path, backed by a strong academic foundation and the leadership and personal qualities that will see she achieves this.

Anshula plans to attend the University of Western Australia as an assured applicant for Postgraduate Medicine. If granted this assured spot she plans to study a Bachelor of Science and become a Doctor of Medicine. She hopes to gain some experience through a mid-term trip to India or Africa where she will volunteer at hospitals before returning to the Pilbara to work in local hospitals and communities.
 

Walkington Award Winner 2014

St. Luke's College Head Boy Wayne Zaccheus has won the highly prestigious Walkington Award valued at $5000 for 2014 thanks to his outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the local community.

Wayne Zaccheus is fascinated with the world's technological advancements, enjoying science and mathematics since he was young. His dedication to these subjects and his studies on the whole have been evident throughout his education with numerous awards and acheivements to speak of.

Wayne is an outstanding young member of our community, a leader among his peers and a role model in all aspects of his academic and wider community life. He was the winner of the Rio Tinto and Scitech sponsored Beijing Bound Science Competition in regional WA and recieved a silver medal for research at the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition in 2014. He participated in the inaugural Pilbara Regional Student Parliament and was a finalist in the Regional Solar Model Car Challenge for three years in a row - just to name a few achievements.

Wayne plans to attend Curtin University to study engineering and commerce.

 

Further Information

For more information please contact Chrystal Ashby on 9186 8646 or chrystal.ashby@karratha.wa.gov.au