Almost perfect: Kya Lamarra falls just short of a perfect ATAR | Goulburn Post


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How about 99.2 for an ATAR! That’s what Trinity Catholic College student Kya Lamarra managed to achieve in his Higher School Certificate (HSC). He was already on track to get a high score given the fact he had already gotten full marks in advanced mathematics last year. READ ALSO: New electronic board to be erected at Goulburn East Public School Kya said he felt a bit of pressure heading into the exams, but a lot of it was relieved as he received an early admission into university. He wants to work in the field of research in the future and he has given himself the best chance to do so as he will be studying a Bachelor of science (advanced) (honours) degree at the Australian National University. His father Michael Lamarra said it was an incredible achievement. “I always thought he was bright,” Mr Lamarra said. “He has had a fantastic gift at mathematics since he was young. “The school identified it and put him in an excelled course.” READ ALSO: ‘I love having children as part of my world’: Region in need of foster carers Kya’s aim was to beat his older brother’s score, but it ended in a tie. Another high achiever was Alexander Dawes whose ATAR was 90.05. Trinity Catholic College principal Gaye McManus couldn’t be prouder of the students’ efforts, especially given the difficult year it had been. “I want to congratulate to all those who achieved strong results in their recent HSC,” Ms McManus said. “We are incredibly proud of those students who have exceeded their own expectations with excellent results in their passion subjects too. “Every student has been able to pursue their chosen pathway whether it be through university, TAFE, full-time work or an apprenticeship.” The high results were spread across almost every subject taught at the school. READ ALSO: Students improve on previous year with HSC results “Subjects performing above the state average included agriculture, ancient history, English extension 2, history extension 1, hospitality, investigating science, legal studies, mathematics extension 1, music 1, primary industries, and textiles and design. “Students continued to build on accelerated results in previous years with two year 11 students receiving a band 6 in their chosen subject area. “They continued to build on their excellent results with band 6s in their HSC year.” COVID-19 made things tough for the students, but most pulled through with flying colours. Did you know the Goulburn Post is now offering breaking news alerts and a weekly email newsletter? Keep up-to-date with all the local news: sign up below.

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