Top marks reward for hard work

THESE are Orange’s smartest students.

Each of these students’ dreams of studying the course they wanted at university became a reality at 9am yesterday when they realised they had some of the top ATAR marks in Orange.

Kinross Wolaroi School student Jack Brand topped Orange with a university rank of 99 out of 100. Jack was not in town yesterday but fellow student Maddison Lamers was just as impressed with her mark of 96.05. 

Especially since she only needed 96 to study law and psychology in Canberra.

“I’m so relieved, I put my marks into the ATAR calculator yesterday and I got what I needed,” she said.

Orange Christian School student Ben Brown topped his year at 82.5 but for him the ATAR mark meant nothing.

He had already secured his place studying policing in Bathurst.

“I got early entry so it wasn’t that important to me, I had been at work since 7.30am then my mum rang to tell me what I got,” he said.

Keenan Milham of Orange High School took his mark of 98.05 in his stride.

“It’s a nice surprise, it’s fantastic getting results for all your hard work,” he said.

Keenan will study arts and law in Sydney.

James Sheahan Catholic High School student Glenn Cardinio topped his year with 96.6. He felt particularly lucky yesterday morning as the mark he needed to study actuarial studies and law was 96.

Canobolas Rural Technology High School student Amy Crosbie’s efforts paid off with a top mark for her school of 95. The wait isn’t yet over for Amy to find out if she can study veterinary science. She said she had to wait on results of an interview.

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