Surrey Hills teen Tamsyn Lovass celebrates stunning ATAR result and offers sage advice for next year’s Year 12 cohort

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In the media: Herald Sun Thursday 12 December 2019

Tamsyn Lovass has the world at her feet after scoring an impressive 99.9 for her ATAR.

The Strathcona Girls Grammar student’s result puts her among the highest achieving Year 12 students in the state and she said while she was hoping for the best this morning, she said she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw her result.

“I think you always hope for the highest you can get, but it’s definitely higher than I was expecting,” the 18-year-old from Surrey Hills said.

Tonight she plans to celebrate with friends, all of who were incredibly hardworking and managed to get the results they were aiming for, she said.

Tamsyn said she was looking forward to studying a Bachelor of Philosophy at the Australian National University in Canberra, where she hoped to specialise in science before one day moving into a chemistry career.

“I’ve loved science since I was really young and I think school has really helped me grow on that,” she said.

And while next year’s Year 12 student may be feeling daunted by their final year of high school, she said balance was important and she encouraged them to take regular study breaks.

“Having a lot of activities on really helps you to study hard when you need to,” she said.

“You can’t put your life on hold (for your studies).”

Strathcona principal Marise McConaghy said congratulations were in order for the school’s entire 2019 cohort of school leavers as well as their teachers.

The school achieved a median ATAR of 90.4 this year, she said, and more than half of their Year 12 students received a final score of 90 or above.

“We are very proud of our students and their enduringly strong academic results,” she said.

“Above all, we know that it is the strength of character in our students that will see them succeed in life, so we’re confident that this cohort of smart, creative and compassionate young women have bright futures ahead.”

rebecca.dinuzzo@news.com.a

To read more about Strathcona’s VCE results click here

Strathcona principal Marise McConaghy said congratulations were in order for the school’s entire 2019 cohort of school leavers as well as their teachers.

The school achieved a median ATAR of 90.4 this year, she said, and more than half of their Year 12 students received a final score of 90 or above.

“We are very proud of our students and their enduringly strong academic results,” she said.

“Above all, we know that it is the strength of character in our students that will see them succeed in life, so we’re confident that this cohort of smart, creative and compassionate young women have bright futures ahead.”

rebecca.dinuzzo@news.com.a

To read more about Strathcona’s VCE results click here