HAVING received the highest ATAR score in the region this year with a score of 99.75, former student and 2015 Dux of Goulburn Valley Grammar School, Henry Fox has put the secret to his success down to his dad’s special penne bolognaise.
The day after receiving his result Henry said his dad, Damien, had joked he might have to get in touch with the CSIRO.
“I don’t like sandwiches and dad would cook me pasta for lunch every day,” Henry said.
“He reckons he’s going to get onto the CSIRO with the Ten Year Pasta Program.”
Henry said he really didn’t do anything in particular to achieve success.
“I studied when I felt like I should study.
“If I felt tired, I stopped. I didn’t make a study timetable. I responded to the circumstances. By the time it came around to exams, I was fairly relaxed.”
Henry is now likely to be flying the coop with Monash University already chasing him over his first two preferences for a Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges, and a Bachelor of Engineering/Commerce.
Henry said, “I did work experience at Monash in one of the chemistry labs, which was great, but I am not interested in that.
“I’m more interested in politics and current affairs and I want my studies to combine these interests with science.”
With the choice of his university offers ahead of him and everything going according to plan, Henry will have to pack his bags for Melbourne, but in the meantime, there’s no doubt there will be plenty of his dad’s pasta.