Outstanding score a surprise for Jamie

Taelor Pelusey and Callum HunterBusselton Dunsborough Times
Jamie McGregor received an ATAR score of 99.85.
Camera IconJamie McGregor received an ATAR score of 99.85.

The sky is the limit for Busselton’s Jamie McGregor, whose stunning ATAR result has landed him among the top 0.43 per cent of almost 12,000 Year 12 graduates.

The 17-year-old Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School graduate had high standards for himself, but exceeded his own expectations when results were released early this week — a day ahead of schedule.

“I was hoping for something over 99 but 99.85 is very high,” he said.

“It was bit of a shock.”

Jamie said it was nice to “sit back and relax” after the whirlwind of exams and the anxious wait for results.

School head Michael Giles said Jamie was an outstanding role model through his dedication to studies, commitment to the arts, exemplary presentation and behaviour, and his work for others.

“He always produces his best, no matter the challenge undertaken,” he said.

“This work ethic is reflected in his exceptional ATAR score.”

Jamie’s long list of accomplishments include being named 2018 dux, receiving the school’s arts prize, the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award for Year 12 and recognition with an honour board citation.

Jamie is now weighing up the myriad opportunities available to him.

“I would like to continue studying science at university, so physics probably,” he said.

“Possibly I’ll go to Perth at UWA or Curtin, but I might also move over East and go to ANU in Canberra.

“But we’ll wait until the end of this week or next week when the offers are out and I’ll see what I get.”

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