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Moama school celebrates top students

Fifty Moama Anglican Grammar students received the school’s best ever results, with six students scoring ATARs in the 90s.

JESS CRAIG December 20, 2013 4:56am

Ruby Oberin, Patrick Mulcahy, Courtney Schultz and Erin Furness are celebrating their HSC marks.

Moama Anglican Grammar is celebrating its highest ever Higher School Certificate results in 2013.

Fifty students completed their HSC and received the school’s best ever results, with six students scoring ATARs in the 90s.

School dux Patrick Mulcahy scored 97.25, and achieved band 6 results in four subjects and band 5 in his remaining two.

The 18-year-old hopes to go on and study a double degree of commerce and science at Monash University.

‘‘I’ve already got a place on campus, so I just have to wait until the offer comes out in January,’’ Patrick said.

‘‘I’m going to go to uni straight away and I’ll be working with dad on the farm in summer to save some money.’’

Other high achievers included Ruby Oberin (96.85), Courtney Schultz (95.90), Alexandra Humphrys (93.65), Erin Furness (93.55) and Alice Gardiner (91.15).

Ruby is aiming to study biomedicine at Melbourne University.

‘‘It’s really good, I’m really happy,’’ she said.

‘‘I’m going to take a gap year to save some money...I’ll be working at Kagome.’’

Seventeen-year-old Courtney wants to study exercise sport science at Deakin University in Burwood and has big dreams of becoming a dietician.

She is planning on going to university in 2014 and will look for a job in the city while she studies.

Friend Erin is also looking to move to Melbourne after her gap year at Byfords and wants to study pharmaceutical science at Monash University.

‘‘My course looks at the science behind pharmacy...when I move down, I want to live on campus for awhile.’’

Alexandra and Alice are both keen on studying in 2014, with Alexandra planning a move to Albury to study physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University.

Alice has her sights set on arts at Melbourne University.

Outgoing school principal Andrew Pullar said he was exceptionally proud of the students’ achievements.

‘‘The class of 2013 have achieved the best results so far in the life of the school,’’ he said.

‘‘In NSW, results are recorded in bands, with band 6 being those students who score 90 or above and band 5 being 80 to 90.

‘‘These two bands together match Victorian study scores of 40 and above.

‘‘This year, 36 per cent of our HSC results were band 5 or 6.

‘‘This is an impressive result and worthy of commendation.’’

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