Wimmera students pass VCE with flying colours

THE wait is over for Wimmera year 12 students who received their Victorian Certificate of Education results on Monday.

More than 80,000 students across Victoria accessed their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank online or via text message from 7am on Monday or by mail on Tuesday.

Several Wimmera students scored strongly to receive dux of their school.

Murtoa College student Tayla Morgan had the highest score in the Wimmera with 98.7.

Warracknabeal Secondary College principal Tony Fowler said the students’ results this year were fabulous.

“This year, our average score was up right across the board,” he said.

“When we look at the individual subjects, nearly all had a significant increase in the average study scores.”

Mr Fowler said 24 students completed VCE at the college this year.

Jenna Schultz was awarded dux of the school, with an ATAR of 92.3.

Horsham’s St Brigid’s College dux Xavier Chesterfield was pleased with his score of 94.5.

He studied English, specialist mathematics, physics and maths methods.

He said all his hard work had paid off and his score was what he needed to start a bachelor of science course at Melbourne University.

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College principal Rob Pyers said the college had a 100 per cent pass rate this year.

“The results were a little down on what we were hoping for, but we believe all students have a pathway that they will be able to follow to achieve what they want to achieve,” he said.

The dux of the college was Mikayla Riley.

Rhona Fulton-Drendel was awarded dux of Rainbow Secondary College with an ATAR of 93.95.

Acting principal Steve Leach said Rhona hoped to pursue a career in medicine.

He said the school was pleased with the overall results of the 10 students who sat exams.

“We had three results in the 80s and Shelby Eckermann has already been accepted into radiology at Charles Sturt University, which is a good start,” he said.

“Congratulations to all the students, parents and teachers on what they have been able to achieve. It’s something they can be very proud of.”

Edenhope College dux was Shoaib Amjad with an ATAR of 87.1.

Acting principal Robyn Hollis said the college was pleased with the results of all students.

“We had 27 per cent of scores above 76,” she said.

Hopetoun College dux was Emily Turnbull with an ATAR of 95.9.

Principal Pam Cupper said Emily received a perfect score in her food and technology subject and hoped to go to La Trobe University to study dietetics.

Goroke College principal Joy Forbes said the students at the school should all get into the courses they were interested in.

Dux of the college was Nikiesha Perez.

Ararat College assistant principal Janine Adams said the school’s dux was Nicholas Phillips. 

“We had 65 students in year 12 and we were pleased with the results,” she said.

Nhill College’s Meg Sampson was dux of the college with an ATAR of 88.95.

Acting principal Mark Zimmermann said the results were not as good as last year, in terms of highest ATAR, but the students did well.

“We had a good number of students in the high 80s,” he said.

Twenty students completed VCE at the college this year.

Stawell College principal Colin Axup said the college’s dux was Bethany Griffiths.

“The scores were an improvement on last year and our average ATAR increased,” he said.

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