Top achievers hope to inspire others

Mihcael TraillNarrogin Observer
Anri Van Niekerk, Emma Coppock, Melissa Walker and Cailey Harnett.
Camera IconAnri Van Niekerk, Emma Coppock, Melissa Walker and Cailey Harnett. Credit: Michael Traill.

High achievers from Narrogin Senior High School’s graduating class of 2018 were invited back to their old stamping grounds on Monday, to inspire the school’s students.

Four members of the 2018 class found themselves in the prestigious 90+ ATAR club, while one student was awarded with a VET certificate of excellence.

Janka Reynders was top her class in English and received the certificate of excellence in the subject. Her ATAR score was 98.7.

Ms Rynder leaves for Canberra tomorrow on a scholarship to study at the Australian National University for a bachelor degree in political science, before working towards a masters degree in international relations.

Anri Van Niekerk scored 98.35 and will study biomedical science at the University of Western Australia, which will lead her to becoming a doctor.

Emma Coppock who achieved 92.75 in her ATAR results, also aspires to become a doctor but will take a gap year first.

Rounding out NSHS’ 2018 90+ ATAR club is Chance McDougall.

Cailey Harnett will work for a year at Perth Zoo after taking out the Primary, Environmental and Animal Care Industries VET Certificate of Excellence, which will pave the way for her to become a zookeeper.

Principal Melissa Walker said the group demonstrated the potential of all NSHS students.

“I was so proud of our leavers this year,” she said.

“I think they have set a really high standard for the incoming year group and it’s really nice to see Cailey come along and present to the students other ways you can achieve your goals and dreams through a VET pathway.

“It’s lovely to have our leading students achieve such amazing results and demonstrate to the community NSHS is an outstanding school.”

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