Grace Kim and Hayley O’Toole are two tops HSC achievers

Grace Kim receiving her 2016 Dux Award from Principal Dr Pettersen.  Photo supplied by St Philip’s Christian College.
Grace Kim receiving her 2016 Dux Award from Principal Dr Pettersen. Photo supplied by St Philip’s Christian College.

The wait is over for thousands of Year 12 students who received an early morning text message to inform them of their HSC results.

The results were delivered by email and text messages from the Board of Studies.

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Nelson Bay resident Grace Kim from St Philip’s Christian College, woke up to the wonderful news that she joins the top students of NSW on the All Rounder list for 2016.

Grace Kim was the Year 12 Dux this year at St Philip’s Christian College.

She has enjoyed her time at the school since her enrolment in Year 5.

A multi-talented student Grace excels in everything she puts her heart and mind to.

“I’m really glad that I spent the final years of my schooling life at St Philips accompanied with skilled and friendly teachers who taught me not only academic knowledge but also valuable life wisdoms and lessons, which have especially helped me during the HSC,” Grace Kim told Bay News Of The Area.

Grace is currently holidaying in Korea and returns to the Bay shortly.

“I’m planning to study law next year because I want to be an environmental lawyer working to conserve the beautiful Australian environment,” Ms Kim said.

I hope that my HSC results will build a strong foundation for the journey ahead,” she added.

A record 1378 students scored a top band result in 10 or more HSC units and are on the BOSTES All Rounders merit list, and overall there were a record 37,781 top bands awarded.

A record 55,961 students are eligible for an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) and for university entry.

1619 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the highest ever number, achieved their HSC, with 825 eligible for an ATAR.

Around 11 percent of this year’s HSC results are in the top performance band and more than 69% are in the top three bands.

The distribution of results across performance bands has remained consistent over the past six years.

At the time of printing News Of The Area received word that Grace achieved a 99.5 ATAR.

Hayley O’Toole from Tomaree High was on the “HSC Top Achievers in Course” List with her outstanding results in Community & Family Studies.

Hayley was 2nd overall in the state of NSW.

By Jewell DRURY

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