Greek Australian students dazzle in 2020 HSC rankings

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At 6am on Friday morning, roughly 75,000 NSW students received their HSC results via text message, signifying the end of their high school journey and their introduction into the next stage of their lives.

George Savellis, from Sydney Grammar School, managed to break the Mathematics Extension top 10, which recognised as one of the most difficult and competitive HSC subjects.

Greeks mean business when it comes to the HSC, as was made clear this year by Patrick Anastasiou and Peter Markopoulos, who each ranked 5th and 18th in the state in business studies respectively.

READ MORE: Greek Australian students excel in 2020 HSC exams

St Euphemia student Angeliki Georgakopoulou excelled in her final HSC exams, placing 3rd in the state in Studies of Religion 2-unit, along with placing 18th in Advanced English, one of the largest subjects in the state.

MLC student Olivia Papasavvas also received top achiever honours, placing 10th in the state for Food Technology.

Olivia Arvanitis (left) and Yianna Nikos (right).

As was announced yesterday, Olivia Arvanitis, from Meriden School in Strathfield, came first in Biology. Yianna Nikos, from Presbyterian Ladies’ College Sydney in Croydon, also received first in course honours for Textiles and Design.

Greek students shined in modern Greek language subjects this year. For Modern Greek Beginners, four of the top five students all came from the NSW School of Languages, with Bill Athanassiou from Newington College claiming the fourth place spot.

READ MORE: Greeks ranked among top SA students in the SACE 2020

In the Modern Greek Continuers rankings, students from the Saturday School of Community Languages Kogarah HS Centre excelled claiming the top four rankings. Mihalis Dovellos from St Spyridon College was the only student not from the Community Language school to make the list.

Below is a list of the top ranking students for Greek language subjects in the 2020 HSC:

Modern Greek Beginners

JacquelineKoutsoubos1NSW School of Languages
JamieChristoforou2NSW School of Languages
LukasLis3NSW School of Languages
BillAthanassiou4Newington College
TomKarahlis5NSW School of Languages

Modern Greek Continuers

MariaKontou1Saturday School of Community Languages Kogarah HS Centre
MariaKapsabelis2Saturday School of Community Languages Kogarah HS Centre
NestorHarilaou3Saturday School of Community Languages Kogarah HS Centre
KaterinaKalogerakis4Saturday School of Community Languages Kogarah HS Centre
MihalisDovellos5St Spyridon College

Modern Greek Extension

MariaKontou1Saturday School of Community Languages Kogarah HS Centre
KaterinaKalogerakis2Saturday School of Community Languages Kogarah HS Centre
EleniGrouva3All Saints Grammar
NestorHarilaou4Saturday School of Community Languages Kogarah HS Centre
Paraskevi-GeorgiaGaitani5NSW School of Languages

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