Seymour College dux Nick Frizzell has a bright future ahead of him and was pleased at the school’s awards ceremony last week when he learned he had earned the honour.RANDALL JOHNSTON December 26, 2012 4:20am
Seymour College student Nick Frizzell was proud to be named Dux at the school awards ceremony on Thursday last week.
‘‘We got our results back on Monday (last week),’’ he said.
‘‘I was pretty pleased with my score.
‘‘They asked me to come into school on Tuesday and I was pretty happy when they told me (that he was dux).’’
With an ATAR score of 82.6, Mr Frizzell is now waiting for a first round offer from Swinburne University’s engineering school at Hawthorn, Melbourne — that should come through in a few weeks’ time.
‘‘My uncle Tony Tebble works as an engineer up in Queensland.
‘‘I want a challenging career that involves maths and science.
‘‘My favourite subject this year was specialist maths, because of the extreme detail you have to go into things.’’
Mr Frizzell said he had learned a lot from Seymour College chemistry and specialist maths teacher David Beckett.
He said he also wanted to thank his family for being so supportive and giving him space to study when he needed it in the lead-up to final exams.
Mr Frizzell is excited about the prospect of moving to Melbourne’s inner suburbs and getting stuck into an engineering degree.
‘‘It takes about four years,’’ he said.
‘‘After I get my degree, I want to try and shift into the defence force eventually and set myself up with a career there.’’
Seymour College’s Loco St Campus principal David Mills expressed his satisfaction with this year’s senior results.
‘‘Like many rural schools, we are aiming to boost the proportion of our students proceeding to university study,’’ he said.
‘‘We succeeded in that with last year’s exit students, where close to 50 per cent of our Year 12 students took up university places early in 2012 — a percentage well above that of similar schools.
‘‘Let’s hope that this year’s students have similar successes when university place offers arrive in January.’’
College principal Tim McCartin also congratulated all of the 2012 final year class.
‘‘There were 53 students eligible to complete the Victorian Certificate of Education and, of those, 48 successfully gained the certificate — giving this year’s class a 91 per cent pass rate,’’ he said.
‘‘Seventeen senior students also successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning.
‘‘A number of other students also gained admission rankings well in the upper range, including Harley Bird, Perri Suffredini and Josh Szitovszky.
‘‘Also, eight in the class of 2012 have already received early provisional offers of tertiary places through LaTrobe University,’’ Mr McCartin said.
‘‘This year’s senior students showed excellent leadership in our college throughout the year.
‘‘We look forward to hearing about the next steps all of them will take as they move into further study, training or employment.’’
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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