State’s top HSC students celebrated

Students who took the number one spot in their subjects this year have been honoured in a ceremony with the Premier and Minister.

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Image: Education Secretary Georgina Harrisson and Education Minister Sarah Mitchell with public school first in course winners.

One hundred and twenty-six students who obtained first place in a 2022 HSC course have been acknowledged today for their extraordinary academic achievement.

In a NSW first, students who have achieved despite adversity have also been recognised.

Premier Dominic Perrottet congratulated the students and said finishing first in one of the 114 world-class HSC courses examined this year was cause for celebration.

“These young people have shown what can be achieved when you combine ability and passion with commitment – qualities that will prove invaluable throughout their careers and lives,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Congratulations to all the exceptional students who have achieved First in Course for the 2022 HSC. You should be proud of what you have accomplished.”

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said 135 certificates would be presented to 126 students, with nine students topping more than one course.

“These students have triumphed in their final senior years of school and deserve to be celebrated,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Today we also thank the schools, the teachers and school communities who supported these students throughout their education journey, as well as their parents and carers.

“It is also so important that we celebrate students who have achieved outstanding outcomes in the face of adversity, which is why this year, we’ve introduced a new award to recognise the resilience of schools impacted by flooding across the state.”

This year, 14 Commendation Awards were issued in recognition of school communities who went above and beyond to set up learning spaces and provide the necessary resources to ensure students could continue learning despite challenges due to flooding.

To view the First in Course merit list, visit: https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/about/events/merit-lists/first-in-course

All Round Achievers, Top Achievers and Distinguished Achievers will be published on the NESA website at midday tomorrow.

All 75,000 students who sat at least one HSC exam in 2022 will receive their results by SMS, email and online from 6am tomorrow.

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