TWO very clever Coffs Harbour students have scored big time with the release of Australian Tertiary Admission Rank results this week.
More than 50,000 HSC students in NSW received their rankings yesterday, the highest score of 99.95 was shared by 49, two-thirds of whom were male.
Both Georgia Feltis and Emily O’Brien, however, made the ‘All Rounders’ list, receiving the highest band for 10 units of study and both will be named the dux of their schools.
Georgia, from John Paul College, achieved an ATAR of 99.55 and said finding out her ranking was more important than finding out her exam marks.
“You have no idea how your subjects are scaled and this determines which university you can go to. When I found out my ATAR, I couldn’t speak, I was shaking and everyone was crying,” she said.
“It’s a rollercoaster, but no matter how hard it gets and how many tears are shed, the feeling I had seeing my results makes everything worth it.”
Georgia is keen to study public communications and international studies at the University of Technology Sydney and pursue a career in diplomacy.
Emily, from Bishop Druitt College, scored 99.2 and wants to study medicine.
“I’m waiting for university offers before I get too excited,” she said.
For some, these scores signal a break from study, but for Emily it means the beginning of a six-year course and two-year internship. Luckily, she is no stranger to dedication.