INTERACTIVE GRAPH: HSC triumph

THE results are in and St John the Evangelist Catholic High School has blitzed this year’s HSC, with 14 students scoring over 90.

A morning tea was held at the school for students who scored an ATAR over 80 in their HSC to celebrate with very happy family members and teachers on Thursday.

Graduate and dux of the school Alexis Weaver topped this year’s results at St John’s with a 99.45 ATAR. 

Alexis received a band six in English (advanced and extension one), French, mathematics, music and religious studies.

She said her trick to achieve such high results was finding a balance between study and relaxation.

“You have to enjoy what you’re doing and then the study comes naturally,” Alexis said.

“I’m really excited for the future. This feels like a dream. It’s very overwhelming.

“I plan on having a rest before the start of university, but I am really excited for it,” she said.

Alexis said she hoped to be accepted into the University of Sydney to study a bachelor of music and pursue composition.

Yvette Gilfillan, who followed closely behind with an ATAR of 99.2, said she would like to be accepted in the University of Wollongong to study a creative writing degree.

“I plan to get straight into my studies at university,” Yvette said.

“I didn’t think it was possible.

“I think the secret is consistent effort. I did a lot of work in the holidays as well.”

Yvette received a band six in ancient history, English (advanced and extension one and two), modern history, history extension one and religious studies.

She said she would love to work in a magazine publication and her dream is to one day publish her own book.

St John’s year 12 top HSC ATARS were as follows: Alexis Weaver 99.45, Yvette Gilfillan 99.2, Kaytlan Critchley 96.8, Tilly Brodie 96.5, Isabelle Atton 94.85, Erin McKenna 94.75, Kendra Murphy 94.4, Tim Eastment 93.8, Alison McDonald 93.45, Lauren Gilbert 92.95, Kaitlin Sim 92.5, Paddy Walsh 92.2, Rachael McKenzie 91.9, Max Noack 91.75, Josh Melleuish 89.95, Eilish Kelleher 89.1, Jessica Phelps 86.8, Jack Small 85.65, Moruya Henderson 85.5, Lydia Moore 82.9, Joshua Loadsman 82.85, Lucy Baker 82.05, Jayden Witt 81.45 and Rochelle White 80.3.

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