In a proud moment for the Greek community of New South Wales, seven Greek Australian students have come first in the state for their Higher School Certificate (HSC) subjects this year.
The students are:
– Diana Vlahos: First in Biology, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College.
– Mary Diamond: First in Music 1, St Spyridon College.
– Isander Mesimeris: First in Classical Greek Continuers and Classical Greek Extension, Sydney Grammar School.
– Kleopatra Calfas: First in Modern Greek Beginners, NSW School of Languages.
– George Papacosta: First in Modern Greek Beginners, NSW School of Languages.
– Styliani Koliris: First in Modern Greek Continuers, St Euphemia College.
– Konstantinos Zisopoulos: First in Modern Greek Extension, St Euphemia College.
NSW Education Minister, Sarah Mitchell, had to break the news to five of the students over the phone and one of them was Diana Vlahos.
“Her mum is a biology teacher, so I think she would be particularly proud of her daughter,” Ms Mitchell told The Sydney Morning Herald.
NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, also congratulated the students on their outstanding results, achieved despite two challenging years.
“To top the state in an HSC course is an incredible achievement at the best of times; to do so today highlights even more so the grit, dedication and talent of the students being recognised,” Mr Perrottet said.
Excluding language schools and outside tutors, 41 awards went to students at public schools and TAFEs, 17 went to students from Catholic systemic schools and 62 were awarded to students from independent schools.
About 76,000 HSC students who sat at least one exam in 2021 will receive their results by SMS, email and online from 6am tomorrow.
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