FORMER Orange Christian School student Bronte Glasby was left deflated last month after she fell two Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) points short of her dream career but on Thursday night everything turned around.
In December Bronte had the luxury of being disappointed by an ATAR score of 90 out of 100 but it left her short of her chosen physiotherapy course at Charles Sturt University in Orange.
But her misery ended in screams and tears of joy when she logged on to her computer at 9.01 on Thursday night to discover she had indeed been accepted.
“I’ve always wanted to do [physiotherapy] but I had already thought I would have to do the pathway to get in because I didn’t get the ATAR,” she said.
“It’s cliche but I really want to help people.”
Orange High School former year 12 student Angus Parsons was accepted into the University of Western Sydney to study electrical engineering but instead of accepting the offer, he decided he would get his electrical ticket here in Orange first.
“Yeah I’ve approached a few tradies in town and if I can’t get an apprenticeship I’ll go to the army because I applied for that too,” he said.
“After I get my electrician’s certificate I’ll get straight into UNSW (University of New South Wales) and do the electrical engineering degree.”
That way he will cover all bases he said, and he hoped he would never be unemployed.
Kinross Wolaroi School former student Matt Johnson found out two weeks ago he was successful at gaining a spot at the University of Newcastle to study communications.
“Anyone who gets over 90 is guaranteed entry,” he said.
When Matt found out he’d scored 90.5 in the higher School Certificate he started packing.