Seymour College student Jeremy Waite was named the dux of the school this year.January 1, 2014 4:44am
Jeremy Waite was surprised to discover he was the dux of Seymour College when Year 12 results were released — especially since he was sick during his exams.
Jeremy achieved an ATAR score of 97.25 to be named the dux of the school, and was in Hong Kong when the scores were released.
‘‘I was a bit surprised — I was sick during my exam period so I wasn’t expecting my score to be as high as it was,’’ he said.
‘‘I wasn’t really waiting too much to find out — by the time the results came out, I was just relieved school was all over and done with.’’
The keen student has applied for a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University and hopes to major in politics and international studies.
‘‘I’ve had the opportunity to travel overseas a few times so I’ve always been interested in international politics,’’ he said.
Jeremy achieved a study score of 50 in his legal studies class.
He was one of 40 Seymour College students to complete their Victorian Certificate of Education this year, in addition to 17 students who successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning.
Jeremy was closely followed by Lauren Reece and Sophie Baker, who scored ATARs in the highest range. Zoe Langdon, Ashleigh Paholek and Cody Dare also gained admission rankings in the upper range.
Six of this year’s VCE students have already received early provisional offers of tertiary places through La Trobe University’s SALT scheme.
Seymour College secondary campus assistant principal David Mills congratulated each of the students who completed their VCE this year.
‘‘Like many rural schools, we are aiming to boost the proportion of our students proceeding to university study, and this year the college has again done a great deal of work to focus students’ efforts and aspirations,’’ he said.
‘‘This year’s students should be in an advantageous position when tertiary place offers arrive in January.’’
Budding Kyabram actor Taylor Smith Morvell is one of 20 Victorian students chosen to perform his Year 12 theatre studies monologue in Melbourne next week.
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