Top former students step up to inspire

Laura GrubisaNarrogin Observer

Five former students who performed at an exceptional level in their 2017 ATAR exams returned to Narrogin Senior High School last week to inspire the whole school at the first assembly for the school year.

Two had scores of more than 98, while three others had scores of more than 90 in a fantastic achievement for both the school and past students.

The 2017 ATAR dux David Hallam received the highest score of his year, with an outstanding 98.75, and told students that if they did nothing else, they should practice exam papers to prepare for their real exams.

Toby Nicholas had a score of 98.10, Junja Ohashi had a score of 93.75, Daniel Forward had a score of 91.45, and Thomas Haythornthwaite had a score of 90.75.

All five students will be attending university this year with Thomas, Junja and Toby studying engineering, David studying a double major in engineering and physics, and Daniel studying a double major in commerce and accounting.

During the assembly the school was introduced to new principal Melissa Walker, and she announced Janka Reynders and Marshall Bowey as head girl and head boy for 2018.

Other new staff are Natasha Hawkes and Hayley Williams, who will be teaching humanities, social sciences and languages, Tara Jackson who will be teaching English and Jordan Heil who will be teaching physical education.

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