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Cape Byron Steiner HSC student Anabelle Elvy topped the state in drama this year. Photo supplied

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Cape Byron Steiner HSC student Anabelle Elvy has topped the state in drama this year, with HSC students around the region recording excellent results.

‘Annabelle received first in course for drama – the highest mark in the state and was awarded this outstanding achievement in Sydney earlier this week,’ deputy principal Kate Biggin said.

‘Annabelle was also on the honour list for English extension.

‘Louie Swain achieved 99 in music and was fourth in the whole state. He also made the honour list for music, mathematics and legal studies. (scores over 90),’ Ms Biggin said.

Public Schools NSW executive director, Frank Potter, said there had been some exemplary results right around the region.

‘Julian Vidal from Byron Bay High School is on the Top Achievers list for ancient history and with Hannah Plater, also from Byron Bay High School, appeared in the prestigious All-Rounders list of students who gained top band results in ten or more units,’ he said.

Mr Potter added that 27 government high schools and central schools on the far north coast had one or more students on the Distinguished Achievers List, honouring students who scored the top band in one or more subjects.

Byron Bay High School principal, Peter King, said 46 results were in the Band 6 range (99-90) and 121 were in the Band 5 range (89-80).

‘As a school we acknowledge that there are many pathways to success in life. I would also like to pay tribute to the students whose passion lies in the Creative and Performing Arts, on the sporting fields, in their service to others and in their love of learning. Ex-Byron Bay High School students continue to shine around the world in their chosen professions,’ he added.

At Mullumbimby High School, Zac Inglis received four distinctions for mathematics extension 1, mathematics extension 2, chemistry and physics.

Julia Vanderbyl received 47/50 for extension 1 and 2 English and distinctions in visual arts and advanced English.

School captain Aquila Van Keuk received 47/50 for extension 1 and 2 English and a distinction for advanced English. In addition, Freya Wright-Catron scored an amazing 49 out of 50 in English Extension 2.

Cai Leplaw and Ruby Weir were selected to have their HSC art works exhibited in the prestigious Artexpress.

Tweed MP Geoff Provest said 33 students in his electorate are among the distinguished achievers in this year’s HSC.

Tweed River High has three students on the list with Liam Latham achieving a distinction in three subjects.

Banora Point High School’s Ryan Anspach earned a distinction in legal studies.

Kingscliff High’s Eliza Cowell excelled with distinctions in four subjects, while Alicia Bingham received three.

Students from Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School at Terranora were also among the distinguished achievers with Jordi Kitto excelling in two subjects and ten other students receiving distinctions.

Twelve students from St Joseph’s College in Banora Point achieved distinctions with Zachary Wyper, Daniel Swift and Thomas Raftery excelling in two subjects.

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  1. Four Byron Bay High School students achieved ATAR scores 99 or above.

    Congratulations to Julian Vidal, Charlotte Whan, Hannah Platwr and Carl Ashworth.


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