Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Almost Perfect ATAR Made Even Better

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Almost Perfect ATAR Made Even Better

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With an ATAR of 98.35, South Grafton High School dux Jai Brown's hard work has paid off.

"There was a lot of time there where I wondered if it was worth it. I sacrificed a lot of time and hobbies for it," he said.

"It was a big relief, its something I can be proud of and it will open up a lot of opportunities."

Jai's girlfriend Laura Johnson from McAuley Catholic College also received top marks in the HSC, landing herself on the high achievers list with an ATAR of 99.45.

"We're always pretty competitive," Jai said.

"She's a freak though, she got Band 6 in everything, I can't top that.

"She even gave me some help in English, I struggled with that a bit.

"We tied in chemistry and three-unit maths."

The two celebrated their results with dinner on Friday night and are working hard to save money for next year. …

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