Seventeen-year-old Seymour resident Tim O’Sullivan is all smiles after scoring an amazing 98.5 per cent in his Year 12 Higher School Certificate Exams.By Randall Johnston
‘‘I just thought; if I work hard and get there (be named Dux of the school), that’ll be great - but it’s not really something that I was expecting to happen,’’ he said.
The scores came out on December 17, with Assumption College students getting notification of their results via text.
‘‘We were supposed to get them (our results) at exactly 7
‘‘I almost thought it might have been one of my mates pulling a joke on me.’’
It was not a joke as it turned out; his extremely high score was well earned through sheer persistence, hard work and a natural flair for certain subjects.
‘‘My favourite subject was specialist maths.
‘‘My teacher Mr (Vincenzo) Rovetto was really helpful and all the teachers would always be available to help after class.
‘‘The subject I found the most difficult was English, because it’s not really the way I think and is a lot more subjective.
This year Mr O’Sullivan plans to further his academic studies and will be studying towards a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne.
‘‘I probably enjoy physics more than chemistry, but (with the degree) I will start really broad and then decide what’s the best area for me.
‘‘I like physics because it encourages a different way of looking at things and explains what’s going on around us.’’
First round offers from the University of Melbourne should start coming through in about two weeks and, once a placement is secured, the young scholar will be looking to see what scholarship opportunities may be available.
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