Greek Australian Queensland students receive highest ATAR of 99.95

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The first Queensland students to receive the highest ATAR have been revealed with top-performing students celebrating achieving the best ranking of 99.95.

The results were published earlier than expected today with 30 Queensland students achieving the perfect score while 694 achieved a 98.9 and above, and 5,343 students received a 91.50 and above, and in total 19,524 finished above a ranking of 65.50.

Brisbane Girls Grammar School student Matina Samios, 18, said after a sleepless night it was a relief to wake up to the ATAR of her dreams.

READ MORE: Sydney Greek schools smash top 150 rankings in 2020 HSC

“Pretty much the first thing I did was open my laptop and head to the website because I really wanted to know, and I was very very surprised, I started screaming and I was crying and my mum rushed in, it was a great moment,” she told The Courier-Mail.

“At about 7.30 this morning I thought maybe they would release them for 9am and I thought I couldn’t wait another hour-and-a-half.

“Such a great end to such a not-so-great year, it’s a great early Christmas present.”

READ MORE: Greek Australian students dazzle in 2020 HSC rankings

Ms Samios was dux of the prestigious girls school and hoped to achieve the highest ranking to study medicine at Griffith University.

“It’s such a relief, it’s a weight lifted off my shoulders,” she said.

Brisbane State High School’s Stamatios Iconomidis also achieved a 99.95. It comes as Queensland schools are heralding strong performance in the first year of the new system.

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