Local student makes the HSC Distinguished Achievers list

Cobar High School’s 2018 Dux of the School, Georgia Nicholson, was one of 24 Distinguished Achievers in the Western area in this year’s HSC. Georgia is pictured with the school’s acting principal Shane Carter at the school’s presentation day last Wednesday.

Cobar High School’s Dux of 2018 Georgia Nicholson was a Distinguished Achiever in this year’s Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Georgia was one of 24 Distinguished Achievers from Western NSW public schools and Cobar High’s acting principal Shane Carter said it was a great achievement.

“Georgia received a Band 6 [top ranking] in Community and Family Studies.

“She did quite well overall this year,” Mr Carter said.

“Our students have the same opportunities, if not better opportunities, than other students across the state and, indeed, Australia.

“This is part of what makes Cobar High and indeed the Cobar community, a great place to be!” Mr Carter said at the school’s assembly last week.

Georgia told The Cobar Weekly on Monday she plans to go on and do further study, but is unsure of what area of study.

She will however be taking the next year off to think about it while she works as a nanny.

Georgia was among those to be congratulated last week by Department of Education executive director Matthew Brown.

“There are certainly plenty of reasons to celebrate,” Mr Brown said.

“Our students should enjoy a strong sense of achievement from these wonderful results.

“Parents and teachers can certainly share their pride as they look back on 13 years of schooling and how the students have been rewarded for their efforts.

“These results are sealing students’ personal goals and should confidently take them to the next step of further study or employment,” he said.

“There have been some exceptional results and everyone who has been recognised on a NESA (NSW Educational Standards Authority, which administers the HSC) achievement rankings list deserves congratulations.

“I am particularly delighted with the spread of schools across the Western NSW that have been noted for their achievements.

“It really highlights how our Western NSW public schools focus on individual students to achieve their best across the full spectrum of abilities and aspirations,” Mr Brown said.