Graduates congratulated on their ATAR results
HUNDREDS of recent high school graduates will be feeling relieved today, after their long wait for their ATAR scores was lifted.
With the release of the official ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) marks this morning, there are many high-achievers celebrating, and being celebrated, in the area.
Mark Youngblutt, the Department of Education and Communities' North Coast Relieving Regional Director, today congratulated government school-leavers in his region on their HSC results.
He said the results were something to be proud of with strong results across the Region.
"I'm sure many young adults on the North Coast are relieved it's all over and I hope they get a well-deserved holiday before starting university, an apprenticeship or work," Mr Youngblutt said.
"The area had 291 Distinguished Achievers (scoring over 90 in a subject), and I would particularly like to congratulate Mullumbimby High School which had three students on the All Rounders list of students who scored above 90 in at least 10 units of study."
"There were also 12 Top Achievers - placed in the top group of students for a course depending on the number of students enrolled for the course."
Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell sent out good wishes yesterday on her Facebook page, as HSC results began coming to light.
"To all the students who are getting HSC results today, please know that you are not defined by a number," she said.
"There are many pathways to your dreams and even they may change over time."
"Well done if you received a score you are happy with but please do not despair if this is not the case. You are and always will be a valued person."