FOUR of the region’s state schools banded together on Monday as students accessed their ATAR Scores, with 12 students, including the four students who were named Dux, being highlighted for their successes.
Three students each from Wanganui Park Secondary College, Shepparton High School, McGuire College and Mooroopna Secondary College were put into the spotlight for their successful school years, with eight of them being recognised not for their scores, but for the successes they have achieved throughout their secondary education.
Wanganui Park Secondary College Dux, Harmanjot Singh, who received a score of 99.55, said, “Getting Dux wasn’t something I was aiming for, I just wanted a good score.
“I got into commerce at Monash University which I am happy about.
“Right now my interest is mainly in business and politics which I hope to pursue.”
Wanganui Park Secondary College Student, John Lowe said, “While I was completing Year 11, I made the decision to swap to VCAL because it was better suited to where I was wanting to head in the future.
“I am currently undertaking an apprenticeship in engineering, which came about after I undertook some work experience with the business.”
McGuire College Dux, Jenny Parker, who received a score of 96.6, said, “I am happy with getting such a good score, but it doesn’t particularly matter to what I want to do.
“I am looking at taking up Gold and Silver Smithing at RMIT, which only requires me to undertake an interview and submit a folio.”
McGuire College Student, Karla Gillin said, “I recently completed my Certificate II in Hairdressing and will be looking at completing my Certificate III next year. From there I hope to go on to do my Diploma in Hair and Beauty and get an apprenticeship.”
Shepparton High School Dux, Liana Besim, who received a score of 89.2, said, “It’s an honour to be named school Dux. This will help with getting into a Bachelor of Science at Melbourne University. Down the track I would like to take up Particle Physics.”
Shepparton High School Student, Erges Cipi said, “I was lucky enough to get an early offer with LaTrobe University and have also completed my Certificate III in Allied Health and Health Assistance. I will now be looking at pursuing something in the medical field.”