Greek Australian Queensland students receive highest ATAR of 99.95


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.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Nick Kyrgios and mother recall terror of gunpoint Tesla robbery

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios and his mother have told a court of their anger and fear after a killer pointed a gun at his...

Ivan Javanovic to take the helm of Greece’s national football team

Serbian soccer coach, Ivan Jovanovic is set to take the helm of Greece’s national team after reaching an agreement with the Hellenic Soccer Federation. According...

Apostolos Papastamos breaks swimming record to win gold at European championship

Apostolos Papastamos scored a top-10 time in the world winning gold in the Men’s 400 individual medley at the 2024 European Championships.

Cyprus and the US launch strategic dialogue in historic moment

Cyprus and the United States declared on Monday that they will begin strategic dialogue to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Archbishop Makarios inaugurates independent living facility for seniors in Cairns

Archbishop Makarios of Australia inaugurated a new independent living facility for seniors in Cairns, North Queensland on Saturday, June 15.

You May Also Like

Cortona lamp mystery one step closer to being solved

Shrouded in mystery since its discovery in central Italy in 1840, the Cortona oil lamp has recently revealed more insights into its date.

Despina Savva to perform on The Voice Australia 2020 Grand Final after securing wildcard

Despina Savva has secured a place in The Voice Australia 2020 grand final after securing a 'wildcard' from coach Kelly Rowland last night.

Dimitris Basis to wow crowds at Greek Fest Brighton-Le-Sands

The Greek Festival of Sydney has announced that Dimitris Basis will grace the stage at the Greek Fest at Brighton-Le-Sands on Sunday, May 26.