More in­ducted into 99 Club

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Quick News -

EMILY Bar­rett (17) and Jefferson Al­lan (18) are among eight Shen­ton Col­lege stu­dents in­ducted into the 99 Club after achiev­ing an ATAR of 99.

Emily said she was ex­cited to find out her re­sults and re­lieved when she re­alised she met the cri­te­ria to get into Bio­med­i­cine at the Univer­sity of WA.

“I had worked to­wards it but I wasn't sure if I would make it or not,” she said.

Jefferson is plan­ning to study Agribusi­ness at Curtin.

“Orig­i­nally, I was think­ing of do­ing medicine or en­gi­neer­ing, but I have de­cided to fo­cus on Agri­cul­ture,” he said.

Jefferson and Emily both named English Lit­er­a­ture as their favourite sub­ject in Year 12, with Mu­sic a close sec­ond for Jefferson.

“I would have to say Lit­er­a­ture be­cause it is so dif­fer­ent to the maths and sciences that I did and it was very cre­ative,” Emily said.

“To be able to con­sider the psy­cho­an­a­lyt­i­cal re­sponses as well to texts was re­ally in­ter­est­ing.”

Jefferson said play­ing mu­sic and be­ing a part of the school gui­tar en­sem­ble Guitarstro­phe helped him stay bal­anced after all the study­ing.

“I was into mu­sic at school so I had been prac­tis­ing gui­tar most af­ter­noons and it sort of broke up what­ever I was do­ing,” he said.

“I also think get­ting a good sleep is im­por­tant.”

Emily sug­gested that in­com­ing Year 12s take plenty of breaks from study­ing and know when to switch off from study­ing.

“I ac­tu­ally had a neigh­bour who asked me to walk their dog ev­ery af­ter­noon and that for me was some­thing I had to do ev­ery day and it was nice to get out and ex­er­cise and have some fresh air,” she said.

Emily and Jefferson both said teach­ers were one of their most valu­able re­sources and rec­om­mended ask­ing them as many ques­tions as pos­si­ble in Year 12.

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