Woodenbong triplets Andrew, Melissa and Robert Hoffman.
Woodenbong triplets Andrew, Melissa and Robert Hoffman. Doug Eaton

Triplets hail HSC results

WOODENBONG triplets Melissa, Andrew and Robert Hoffman have made their mother proud with their fantastic HSC results.

The boys admit they couldn't have made it through their HSC without the help of their mother Mila, who is a single parent.

"Our Dad passed away when we were two years old so Mum has been bringing us up since then. She wants the best for us and she's such an inspiration," Andrew said.

Andrew has been offered a cadetship with the Roads and Maritime Services to study civil engineering, while Melissa has attained an electrical engineering cadetship with Essential Energy and hopes to study a Bachelor of Engineering.

Robert has completed the interviews to study a Bachelor of Medicine.

"I basically want to end up as a rural GP. Hopefully back in Woodenbong because I just love the place so much," Robert said.

The triplets all completed accelerated HSC courses and received grades in bands five and six for maths and chemistry.

They were chosen as school captains among their class of 10 HSC students at Woodenbong Central School.

"We're just known as the triplets and when we walk around town people always say 'Hi' to us. We may not know them, but they seem to know us," Robert said.

While Andrew said he may leave the North Coast, he said he would not forget his home town.

"I will definitely miss Woodenbong. Mum is a single parent so it's been hard for her to do things like teach us all to drive and people have helped us out.

"The community has been so good to all of us and we definitely want to come back and live here some day."

The triplets have been inseparable since birth and they hope to all live together and study at the University of Newcastle.

"We've spent our entire lives in the same house and same class so it would be hard to be apart," Melissa said.

"I think it's going to be a good adventure."



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