Hard work proves the key for Girton student

HARD work paid off for Girton Grammar School student Duoshao Wu who topped her school's VCE results. 

The 19-year-old achieved an Australia Tertiary Admission Rank of 98.2 closely followed by Harrison Pearse with 98.1. 

Both students plan to study biomedicine at Melbourne University. 

Principal Matthew Maruff said Ms Wu's results are even more spectacular considering she had only lived in Australia for about three years and had to learn the language from scratch. 

"I am really happy with my results," Ms Wu said. 

"I am going to miss school a lot especially the teachers and my friends.

"Everyone has been so supportive."

Mr Pearse said he was pleased with his results and was looking forward to "never (studying) English again". 

"Year 12 wasn't as stressful as I thought it would be," he said. 

"I have just gone with the flow and tried to keep on top of everything." 

Mr Maruff said he was proud of his students. 

He said the results of the VCE cohort reflected the hard work and commitment of the students and teaching staff. 

"It is testimony also to the love and support of their parents," he said. 

"I am very proud of the students and delighted they have achieved so well." 

Year 11 student Thomas Duke achieved a perfect score of 50 in further mathematics. 

For a story about Bendigo Senior Secondary College's dux student go here. 

For a story about Catholic College Bendigo's dux students go here. 

For a story about central Victoria's VCE results go here.

For information about the change of preference period go here. 

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