Four students from Mercedes College, Como, Scarborough and Kelmscott senior high schools have scooped the prizes in the 1992 Quest for Excellence Awards.
Education Minister Kay Hallahan, who presented the awards last night at a ceremony attended by 400 students and guests, said the entries reflected the high standards of achievement in Western Australian schools.
"The standard of entries augurs well for Western Australia's future with an economy where quality, craftsmanship and innovation need to be second nature," she said.
"The Quest for Excellence Awards, which attracted thousands of entries, has successfully showcased the creative talents of Government school students in Education Week 1992.
"The 54 finalists and four category winners, and the teachers who supported them, are to be commended for their achievement."
· Louisa Bagley, 16, Scarborough SHS (Written Expression) for her science fiction narrative;
· Bradley Day, 17, Como SHS (Visual and Manual Arts - Functional Form) for his poster, display stand and packaging for shaving products;
· Agnes Chen, 17, Mercedes College (Visual and Manual Arts - Non Functional Form) for her painting 'Dwelling on the Future'; and
· David Morgan, 16, Kelmscott SHS (Performing Arts) for his saxaphone and piano sonata.
Category winners received a plaque, certificate and a book.