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When it come to bands, HSC kids among the best

Thursday, 18th December, 2014

(Front, from left) Claudia Napoli, Ellie Chrisakis, Chloe Vella, Kirstie Lenton and (back) Lachlan Fisher had their phones handy waiting for their HSC results to came through yesterday morning. And for these high achievers, the news was very good indeed (Front, from left) Claudia Napoli, Ellie Chrisakis, Chloe Vella, Kirstie Lenton and (back) Lachlan Fisher had their phones handy waiting for their HSC results to came through yesterday morning. And for these high achievers, the news was very good indeed

Six local Year 12 students have made it onto the Distinguished Achievers’ List in their HSC exams.

The list is for those who achieved the highest score - a Band 6.

Chloe Vella, Kirstie Lenton and Lachlan Fisher from Willyama were on that list along with Broken Hill High School’s Alex Rowbotham, Ellie Chrisakis and Claudia Napoli.

Ellie received her Band 6 in Community and Family Studies (CAFS)

“I was happy and surprised. I didn’t think I would get that high,” she said. “I received a Band 5 in PE and Band 4 in the rest of my classes.

“I am looking to studying Medical Radiation Science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.”

Claudia got a Band 6 in Physical Education and was also the winner of the Reuben F. Scarf Award for Commitment at BH High School.

“Dad woke me up at 5.30am and told me it was 6am in Sydney. I checked them and I was pretty happy with the results,” she said. “All my hard work paid off. It helped I enjoyed the subject. It all fell into place.”

Lachlan Fisher received a Band 6 in Legal Studies.

“I tried really hard in Legal Studies,” he said. “I also received an 89 in Mathematics Extension 1 and 86 in Mathematics Extension 2. I received 89 in Software, 78 in English and 79 in Physics.”

Lachlan is hoping to study Information Technology.

“I am hoping to do a Bachelor of IT in Sydney,” he said. “I was hoping for more Band 6s but I am quite stoked with the one I received.

“The exams were tough and to get over 80 was an achievement.”

Chloe received a Band 6 for Music and Kirstie for CAFS.

She wants to study teaching in Adelaide and Kirstie has been accepted into Medical Radiation Science at Charles Sturt University.

Today HSC students will find out their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) which is used by NSW and ACT universities to select school leavers.

Public Schools NSW Relieving Executive Director, Graham Kahabka, congratulated all the students and wished them well for the future.

“We are already hearing of some outstanding results and some wonderful personal achievements,” Mr Kahabka said.

“The HSC results are again demonstrating that our local public schools can equip students to achieve up with the top students in the State.”

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