Mt St Pat's 100 per cent girl
KARA Roberts can thank the good Lord for her top-ranking test results.
The Mt St Patrick College Year 12 student gained second place in the state with a mark of 100 per cent in the Higher School Certificate studies of religion.
Thousands of former students in the Tweed woke up yesterdaywed to discover their HSC marks either by text message, internet or phone call.
Kara, 17, also has the honour of being the first student from the Murwillumbah-based college to receive full marks in a HSC subject.
"I was up before 6am waiting for the results online. It is the earliest I have been up in a while," Kara said.
"Me and some friends were all online talking about how we went before we went back to sleep. I was really excited to see my mark. I wasn't even first place in the school."
A mark of 90 or above is ranked in band 6, the highest ranking possible.
The college boasted a "team of champions" with 22 students receiving a total of 48 Band 6's over their subjects.
"Religion was a one-unit subject, so it wasn't as hard as some others," she said.
"To be honest it was one of the easiest subjects, but I did put in a lot of work for it."
Kara blitzed most of her other subjects, receiving band six in three other subjects.
According to the NSW Board of Studies, Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar, Kingscliff High, Murwillumbah High schools all did substantially well in the Tweed, with a range of students reaching Band 6 in their subjects.
Students will now receive their University Admission Index marks tomorrow.
"I really want to go to the University of NSW in Sydney and study medicine next year," Kara said.
Fellow student Ryan Walker scored a 95 in Extension 2 Mathematics, which he said will serve him well in his future career as an engineer.
"I'm hoping to get into the University of NSW as well," Mr Walker said.
"Everyone is really happy the tests are all over and we have our marks. The summer holidays are going to be great; we will be spending a lot of time at the beach now."