Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Nick Rocks Up as School Dux; Plans to Travel before Starting University

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Nick Rocks Up as School Dux; Plans to Travel before Starting University

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THERE were a few students who Nick Jansen thought might be dux of Maclean High School for 2016, but he didn't think he would be one of them.

"I found out my ATAR and wasn't expecting to get the top mark, so when I found out I did I was pretty happy," he said.

"I knew I would go alright but I never thought I'd get that top mark. I got 94.35, and I think a couple of others got in the 93s, so it was pretty close."

Nick said the competitive spirit between himself and the other students helped motivate his study, but he felt pretty relaxed throughout the year.

"I just did the best I could, and I knew that if I did that I would go well," he said.

"I didn't stay up all night waiting for my results, I just got the text message in the morning. I was happy after the exams because I had done the best I could, and I knew that when I would get my results I would be happy with whatever I got. …

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