NSW Department of Education executive director Mark Barraket has congratulated students from the NSW South Coast who were named in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) Distinguished Achievers list.
Mr Barraket made special mention of Moruya High School student Stephanie Lunn, who led the Distinguished Achievers list for South Coast students, excelling in five subject areas.
Batemans Bay High School’s South Coast Distinguished Achiever was Calum MacDonnell, while Narooma High School’s Distinguished Achievers were Jade Vlatkovic and Kurt Zideluns.
Moruya High School starred with Ms Lunn, Brody Blackman, Jye Cook, Galen Fletcher, James Jenkins and Alex Martin all named as South Coast Distinguished Achievers.
Mr Barraket said every student who secured their goals by successfully completing the HSC deserves congratulating, however those listed on NSW Education Standards Authority achievement lists deserve to receive special accolades.
“As results are released, it is a time to celebrate the successes of all of our students,” he said. “2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone, but we are very pleased to hear so many great stories of achievement from our public schools across the South Coast.
“We are very proud of how schools have educated and supported students who have ranked among the best in the state, and nurtured every student so they could work towards achieving their personal goals.
“Our public schools have played an important role in helping students understand that any individual can have diverse goals so success will take many different forms.
“That’s why we congratulate those who have ranked with the state’s best, and everyone who has fulfilled what they need to take the next step into the future.”