Their smiles said it all.
Ten Year 12 students from Byron Bay High School had all achieved great results in this year’s Higher School Certificate.
The students all scored in the 90s for their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
The students, along with other classmates, were treated to a special morning tea at the school last week.
The 10 top students included Morgan Begg, Emma Buhagiar, Tom Abriel, Lucille Gannon, Elouise Julier, Madeleine Ockert, Chester Pearson, Ruby Shine, Juliette Steen and Max Wasley.
Ruby Shine, who scored 94.35, said she expected a good result as she had worked pretty hard during the year.
“I was hoping for a good score and I’m pretty happy,” she said.
Ruby hopes to do an arts/law degree, but will take next year off to travel.
Elouise Julier also plans to travel to Europe before she embarks on a degree in medicine.
Elouise scored 95.45.
The school’s careers advisor, George Graham, said the school’s results were great.
“All students achieved their desired outcomes,” he said.
“We are really proud of each and every one of them.”
Already the school has received 11 early university offers to Southern Cross University; seven to New England and two to Griffith.
Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School in Byron Bay was the only school on the Northern Rivers listed in the top 100 schools ranked by percentage of students who scored more than 90 in their HSC courses.
With only 15 HSC students, senior school co-ordinator Katie Biggin was thrilled.
“We have jumped from 580 to 80 in the ranking list,” Ms Biggin said.
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