Hard work pays off for Bright dux

Alpine Observer - - News - By JUSTIN JENVEY

BRIGHT P12 Col­lege dux Caitlin Smith has sur­passed her ex­pec­ta­tions with an ATAR of 96.95.

The 18 year-old is now guar­an­teed a place in two of her three uni­ver­sity course pref­er­ences next year, how­ever, she’ll wait un­til round one of­fers are re­leased on Jan­uary 18.

“I’ll prob­a­bly be do­ing phys­io­ther­apy or sci­ence next year,” Ms Smith said.

“My ATAR will be high enough to get me into phys­io­ther­apy and I’m guar­an­teed en­try into sci­ence at Mel­bourne Uni.

“I can also choose to re-sit the UMAT (Un­der­grad­u­ate Medicine and Health Sciences Ad­mis­sion Test) to get into medicine next year.

“I re­ally like the idea of be­ing a GP and have done a lot of work ex­pe­ri­ence with the doc­tors at Wan­garatta Hos­pi­tal and also went to Nepal last year.”

Ms Smith said she couldn’t be hap­pier with her score which she re­ceived at 7am on Fri­day.

“I was hop­ing for a score in the high 80s and then af­ter the ex­ams, which I didn’t think went so well, I was ex­pect­ing mid to low 80s,” she said.

“I ended up do­ing a lot bet­ter than I ex­pected in a few sub­jects, I had a study score of 48 in chem­istry and got a 45 in psy­chol­ogy.

“I put in a lot of ef­fort dur­ing the year study­ing for about five hours a night so I’m just re­ally pleased that the score I got re­flects how hard I worked.”

Bright P12 Col­lege prin­ci­pal Jean Ol­ley said Ms Smith had been a con­sis­tent per­former through­out her sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion.

“We’re very proud of Caitlin, she’s been very con­sis­tent in her study not just this year but right through high school,” she said.

“It’s takes a lot of char­ac­ter and self-reg­u­la­tion to main­tain that ef­fort over the course of the year and it’s fan­tas­tic to see Caitlin’s time and ef­fort re­warded.”

Ms Ol­ley said other stu­dents also at­tained some im­pres­sive re­sults.

“Over­all the group did very well,” she said.

“The av­er­age score lifted again and at the end of the day we hope that all stu­dents get the score they need to get into their course or they leave Bright P12 Col­lege know­ing they’ve achieved some­thing by com­plet­ing their VCE.”

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