Published on: 25 August 2022

Jeremiah Wang (Year 10) was recently named the Geography Association of Western Australia’s (GAWA) 2022 Young Geographer of the Year for his poster on Lake Monger and its environmental management.

This year’s Year 10 competition was themed “Environmental change and management” with Jeremiah receiving $250 for his winning submission.

Earlier this month Jeremiah and his fellow winners were presented with their Certificate and Prize during the GAWA Conference (pictured).

Jeremiah said he chose to cover Lake Monger as it is a key urban wetland within Perth.

“It is a popular place for recreational activities whilst also being a place of rich Indigenous history,” he said.

“In covering Lake Monger, particularly its environmental change, I sought to highlight the importance of keeping such a wetland preserved for future generations.”

“Studying the impacts of human activity on Lake Monger has made me more cautious with how I interact with the natural environment. Notably, I have been more careful with my water usage and have tried to apply the concept of sustainability into my day-to-day life.”

“Being the Young Geographer of the Year is a big honour for me and I would not have achieved it without the dedication and help of Mr Wyllie.”

Christ Church Geography Teacher Jon Wyllie congratulated Jeremiah on his achievement.

“This award is richly deserved as a result of you working so hard on the project,” he said.

You can see Jeremiah’s winning poster here.