Small school nails results
THERE must be something in the air at Wollumbin High School.
The small school's Year 12 graduates have scored remarkably high results in their HSC exams and a few of the University Admissions Index (UAI) scores are among the highest in the state.
Of Wollumbin's seniors, six out of 50 students scored 90 or above for their UAI, and seven students achieved Band Six results - the highest band of scores - in their HSC exams with six of them scoring multiple Band Six marks.
Wollumbin High School's principal, Karen Connell, said the students deserved to be proud of themselves because they put the hard work in and deserved it.
Ms Connell singled out Cameron Walls as the highest-scoring student on both the UAI and HSC with an outstanding UAI score of 98 and HSC scores all in the Band Six, or highest, score section.
However, Cameron said he was not surprised when he received his marks. Having put the hard work in and already secured a place in his chosen course at uni- versity, the marks he received were a mere formality by the time they arrived last week.
"I actually wasn't too shocked by the results when I got them, because I was already accepted into university in Wagga Wagga anyway by early entry, so the results were just a bonus," he said.
"But I was still wondering if I had won dux because there were a couple of other students who were up there as well."
Although Year 12 is generally considered a time dedicated to study, Cameron said you really have to focus and study every spare second to make the most of it.
"You just have to keep working constantly, when you think you have nothing to do you can always study some more," he said.
Cameron will make a big move early next year, having been accepted into the Charles Sturt University at Wagga Wagga where he will study for a Bachelor of Pharmacy which he plans to follow up with post-graduate courses.
"I'm hoping to become a professor or something in the uni and get a doc- torate," he said.