Recognition paid to top achieving students

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HIGH ACHIEVERS… From left (back), Goulburn Valley Grammar School student and dux, Ryan Bhat, McGuire College students, Drue McEntee and Marwa Ahmed, Mooroopna Secondary College student and dux, Jack Rogers, Wanganui Park Secondary College student, Hamish Steer, Shepparton High School student, Jack Mitchell, Wanganui Park Secondary College student, Brad Wills and Mooroopna Secondary College student, Jason Stevenson. (Front), McGuire College student and dux, Lizzy Smith, Notre Dame College student and dux, Stephanie Christopher, Wanganui Park Secondary College student and dux, Jemma Gullick and Shepparton Christian College student and dux, Carina Rasmussen. Photo: David Lee.
HIGH ACHIEVERS… From left (back), Goulburn Valley Grammar School student and dux, Ryan Bhat, McGuire College students, Drue McEntee and Marwa Ahmed, Mooroopna Secondary College student and dux, Jack Rogers, Wanganui Park Secondary College student, Hamish Steer, Shepparton High School student, Jack Mitchell, Wanganui Park Secondary College student, Brad Wills and Mooroopna Secondary College student, Jason Stevenson. (Front), McGuire College student and dux, Lizzy Smith, Notre Dame College student and dux, Stephanie Christopher, Wanganui Park Secondary College student and dux, Jemma Gullick and Shepparton Christian College student and dux, Carina Rasmussen. Photo: David Lee.

Each school’s Dux revealed

SEVEN schools from across the region organised a special media gathering on Friday last week to pay recognition to each of their student duxes as well as other students who have achieved success in their own way.

Notre Dame College student, Stephanie Christopher was named dux with her ATAR ranking of 98.35.

Stephanie said, “I put in a lot of hard work over the year so it’s good to see it all paid off.

“I plan on studying Physiotherapy in Melbourne at La Trobe University where I hope will lead into a career in sports physiotherapy or as a physiotherapist at the Royal Children’s Hospital.”

Mooroopna Secondary College student, Jack Rogers was named dux with his score of 91.25.

Jack said, “I really wanted to do as well as I could, so it was a good surprise to get dux.

“I plan on completing a double degree in engineering and science at Monash University but after I take a gap year.”

Wanganui Park Secondary College student, Jemma Gullick was named dux with her score of 98.1.

Jemma said, “It was very unexpected. I thought I would get 92 so it was nice to get higher than that. It was a shock getting dux.

“I plan on doing a double degree in biomedical science at Monash University next year.”

At the time of conducting the interview, Shepparton Christian College student, Carina Rasmussen hadn’t opened her score, although she knew she had done well due to being named the school’s dux, but The Adviser got a sneak peek and it was revealed she had a score of 91.

Carina said, “I didn’t want to open it until I was with all of the people who have helped me throughout the year.

“Getting dux is a bit of a relief and it’s a nice bonus.

“Next I plan on studying medicine at Monash University or Melbourne University.”

Goulburn Valley Grammar School’s dux, Ryan Bhat received a score of 99.9, Shepparton High School’s dux, Harrison Ryan received a score of 91.75, McGuire College’s dux, Lizzy Smith received a score of 96.95.

But it’s not just the school duxes that deserve recognition, with other students also achieving success through landing employment.

Mooroopna Secondary College student, Jason Stevenson carried out a school-based apprenticeship in March last year with Hicks Transport and after recently turning 18 he was offered a full time position with the company and is excelling further having just received his forklift licence and his probationary licence.

Shepparton High School student, Jack Mitchell spent a week in year 11 completing work experience at Cotrells Electrical and enjoyed it so much he went back to complete additional work experience which impressed the company, with them asking Jack to return after completing year 12 to take up employment there.

Jack said, “As soon as I finished my exams, I went to see them to take up a full time position.”