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We are celebrating the excellent VCE results of our students for 2017. The students have been rewarded for their endeavours with some outstanding collective and individual performances in both the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) studies.

We are delighted to announce that the Catholic College Bendigo Dux for 2017 is Jessica McCarthy, with an ATAR of 98.55.

The Dux Proximus is Imogen Sexton with an ATAR of 97.95, followed by Lillian Maher with an ATAR of 97.9.

Speaking about their achievements, Principal Brian Turner said “Congratulations to Jessica, Imogen and Lillian. They have shown great dedication with their strong work ethic and thoroughness in their approach to all subjects. They have demonstrated a humble approach to their achievements and are highly-respected by their peers and staff. Jessica, Imogen and Lillian have modelled our College’s Mercy Values over the past six years. Their praxis has been evident in all aspects of College life, they have all made an enormous contribution to our school.”

Jessica was the 2017 Musician of the Year and recently performed at our College Presentation Evening. Imogen received the Ledwidge Medal, our Best and Fairest award, for her contribution to the Senior Netball Team who were state runners up in the School Sport Victoria competition. Just this morning, Lillian has heard that she has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship to Deakin University.

We also congratulate Year 11 student Joshua Hamilton who achieved a perfect study score of 50 in Further Mathematics.

Whilst the focus is often on the high-achieving students, it is important to recognize the great work done by all students in Year 12. Brian Turner said “In our commitment to service in the Mercy tradition we believe that our results offer a range of pathways, and we celebrate not only the excellent results achieved by our VCE students, but also the students who completed their Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) with an outstanding pass rate. This will open doors for them to many pathways.”

The careers staff are available today and through to next Wednesday 20 December, when Change of Preference closes at 12 noon.

We wish all students the very best for their future endeavours.