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December 23, 2009

Sunny Cheung from Bairnsdale has been rewarded for his hard work during his final year of school in 2008 to be one of 500 students across the country to receive an Australian Student Prize.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester this week presented the certificate to Sunny who has just commenced holidays after completing his first year of dentistry at the University of Melbourne.

The Australian Student Prize is awarded to 500 secondary students annually. Successful students win a certificate to recognise their excellence and achievement as well as a $2000 cash prize to assist them with their studies.

Mr Chester congratulated Sunny and said he was pleased to see a high achieving student from East Gippsland recognised for his hard work and commitment to his studies.

“The Australian Student Prize is a great way to reward students who have worked hard to achieve exceptional results,” Mr Chester said.

“Sunny has been deservedly recognised for his achievements during year 12 at Nagle College last year.

“He’s also embarked on a career in dentistry having just completed his first year of study at the University of Melbourne.

“I’m well aware of the costs Sunny and his family would have incurred by his relocation to Melbourne to pursue a career in the dentistry field.

“I’m sure the $2000 cash prize will assist him in pursuing his ambitions.

“I’m impressed by the commitment Sunny has shown to his studies and I wish him all the best for a long and fruitful career.”

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