More inducted into 99 Club
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.