Top students bask in ATAR success

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Benjamin Gately, Hazel Miller and Alex Hoffman all topped their respective schools with their ATAR scores last year.
Camera IconBenjamin Gately, Hazel Miller and Alex Hoffman all topped their respective schools with their ATAR scores last year. Credit: Pierra Willix

After years of hard work, five students in Busselton breathed a sigh of relief after receiving their ATAR scores late last year, achieving outstanding results as well as being named the top students at their respective schools.

Busselton Senior High School’s Hazel Miller topped her year group with a score of 99.3, while Cape Naturaliste College student Isobel Chapple achieved 97.25.

Georgiana Molloy Anglican School student Benjamin Gately achieved a score of 95.30, while Cornerstone Christian College’s Alex Hoffman had a score of 98.35.

Riorden O’Shea was the top- scoring student at St Mary MacKillop College, with an ATAR of 98.6 and said he would be starting a Bachelor of Biomedical Science this year, before moving into medicine.

Many students showed a strong interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, with several studying physics, chemistry and mathematics.

Ms Miller said when deciding what university course to study, she moved towards similar subjects and settled on a biomedical engineering course at UWA.

Ms Chapple will attend UWA this year, studying biochemistry and molecular biology before studying medicine.

Mr Gately will be studying engineering at Edith Cowan University in Bunbury before moving to Perth to finish his degree. Engineering is the degree of choice for Mr Hoffman, who will be studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in engineering at UWA.

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