MURTOA College Dux Tayla Morgan believes consistent hard work was the secret to her success this year.
Tayla received an ATAR score of 98.7 when Victorian Certificate of Education results were announced on Monday.
She said balance was also important during her final year of school.
“I think my results were due to consistent hard work all year, and to ensuring I maintained a balance between studying, socialising and playing sport,’’ she said.
“I studied hard, and also had fantastic teachers at school who were always happy to help me.’’
Tayla, who was also Murtoa College’s vice-captain, Waterson House captain and involved in the Student Representative Council, scored a perfect 50 for English.
She was one of seven students who earned 14 study scores of more than 40.
Tayla said she studied English, mathematical methods, chemistry, biology, visual communication and design this year.
She completed units three and four physical education last year.
Tayla said she would now decide between studying physiotherapy or pharmacy at La Trobe University.
“It was a tough year, but in the end it was all worthwhile and I'm really happy with my results,’’ she said.
Other Wimmera duxes included: Horsham's St Brigid's College's Xavier Chesterfield with 94.5, Warracknabeal Secondary College's Jenna Schultz with 92.3, Rainbow Secondary College's Rhona Fulton-Drendel with 93.95, Nhill College's Meg Sampson with 88.95, Edenhope College's Shoaib Amjad with 87.1, Hopetoun College's Emily Turnbull with 95.9 and Horsham College's Taha Mollah with 98.1.
Mikayla Riley scored dux for Dimboola Memorial Secondary College, Nikiesha Perez was dux for Goroke College, Nicholas Phillips was Ararat College's dux and Stawell College's dux was Bethany Griffiths.