25 August 2023

Western Cape College achievers recognised at Peter Doherty Awards

| Matt Nicholls
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Western Cape College’s Elsie Maher and Bree Knipe at the Peter Doherty Awards.

WESTERN Cape College has performed strongly at this year’s Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education.

Year 12 student Elsie Maher received an Outstanding Rural and Remote Senior STEM Student Award, while maths/science teacher Bree Knipe received an Outstanding Rural and Remote Teacher of STEM Award.

Western Cape College acting principal Dan Tonon praised their achievements.

“It just goes to show that being in Weipa doesn’t discount you from being recognised if you do the hard work and give it your best shot,” he said.

“Both Elise and Bree should be very proud of their efforts. The college is certainly very proud of them.”

The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education recognise students and teachers who demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to STEM education in Queensland.

The awards are named after Professor Peter Doherty, a Brisbane-born Nobel Prize-winning scientist.

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