Everything?s Jake with UAI
By HUGH KEARNEY
KINGSCLIFF High School student Jake Taylor appears to have topped the UAI (Universities Admission Index) ranks for the Tweed with a ranking score of 98.9.
With media dependent on individual students being prepared to release their UAI details, a check of available schools yesterday indicated the Pottsville student as the most likely to have scored the top local rank.
Jake was followed by a trio of Tweed River High School students, each ranking above 98 Gerard Markham 98.6, Sam Phillips 98.25 and Natalie Alford 98.15 - giving the State's northernmost high school possibly its best overall HSC result.
Other students to rank highly were Hayley Cox (Kingscliff) 97.75, St Josephs College students Stephanie O'Halloran 96.45 and Lauren Lance 96.05, and Lee Wilson of Kingscliff 95.05.
Top scorers at Murwillumbah High School were Gabe Russ 92.5, Monique Bell 92.45 and Gwen Ireland 91.9.
Kylie Burton, with 91.9, was amongst three Wollumbin High School students scoring UAIs above 90.
South of the Tweed, Mullumbimby High student Alexandra Connolly topped her school with 98.05.
According to a very happy principal, Toni Hughes, Mullumbimby High was named as one of the State's top 200 schools, with seven students scoring above 97, 14 in the 90s and 45 students scoring better than 90 in individual subjects.
UAI scores are issued by the Universities Admission Centre and are used to rank HSC students for admission to university courses.
Editorial note: UAI scores are the private information of the student and are not published, media being reliant on students to come forward to release the information for publication. The Daily News attempted to contact all high schools in the Tweed but was not able to access any individual UAI scores for students from Lindisfarne Anglican School, Mt St Patrick College or Tweed Valley College.
If you are a HSC student and wish to let the Daily News know your UAI rank, phone 0755 236 245.