Andrew, Hugo, Maija and Richard
It was an enormous pleasure this week to welcome back some of our Class of 2018 to celebrate their achievements at the HSC. Our Academic Achievement assembly on Wednesday was an opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding work of the whole group whose results placed them at the equivalent of 47th in the state, within the top 5% of high schools in NSW.
We invited back three of last year’s students to acknowledge the dedication and hard work that went into their particular individual results:
- Maija Tan who scored an ATAR of 99.80, a Distinguished achiever in every subject, including completing Mathematics Extension 2 in Year 10;
- Hugo Stackhouse who scored an ATAR of 99.70 and entry to a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, (Dalyell Scholar including Mathematical Sciences)
- Richard Nicotra who scored 98.95 and also achieved entry to a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, (Dalyell Scholar including Mathematical Sciences)
(The Dalyell Scholar stream is an elite academic stream with a minimum ATAT entry of 98. The scholarship provides travel money for linking up with universities around the world and supports a global leadership network of scholars and researchers. They also both gained entry into the most advanced or SSP level of Physics 1 at USYD.)
I invited Maija, Hugo and Richard to speak at the assembly to Years 7 to 12, to reflect on their journeys, and to offer any advice or words of wisdom on what they had learned over the past year. They each gave a unique and very personal perspective on their HSC journey.