The Top Achievers of the Class of 2022 were recognised at our time-honoured Top Achievers’ Assembly held on Tuesday 7 February. Like those who have gone before them, the top 10 of the Class of 2022 achieved academic excellence by simply ‘doing their best’ and ‘giving their best’.
One of the greatest factors that contributed to their success was having a growth mindset about their challenges, actively working with their peers and teachers to overcome hurdles. They also demonstrated a fixed mindset when it came to study, revision and practice for assessments and exams, homing the feedback to master knowledge and skills.
We congratulate the Top Achievers for 2022:
Alannah Finger with an ATAR of 90.45 has been offered a place at Australian Catholic University studying a Bachelor of Paramedicine
Eloise Graves with an ATAR of 90.95 has been offered a place at Deakin University studying a double degree, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Law
Forum Patel with an ATAR of 92 has been offered a place at Monash University studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Jackson Nunziante with an ATAR of 93.45 has been offered a place at The University of Melbourne studying a Bachelor of Science
Danielle Gazzola with an ATAR of 93.95 has been offered a place at LaTrobe University studying a double degree, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Ellie Inglese with an ATAR of 94 has been offered a place at The University of Melbourne studying a Bachelor of Biomedicine
Teagan McConachy with an ATAR of 97.45 has been offered a place at The University of Melbourne also studying a Bachelor of Biomedicine
Noah Ruta also with an ATAR of 97.45 has been offered a place at JMC Academy studying Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Sound Production
Baxter Lill with an ATAR of 98.2 has been offered a place at Monash University studying a double degree, Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
Our College Dux, Jack Drummond, achieved an ATAR score of 99.3 putting him in the top 1% of achievers in the state. Jack (pictured above with his parents) has been offered a place at Monash University studying a double degree of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science.
It is worth noting that these Top Achievers are part of a cohort whose pathway aspirations are as follows:
96% of VCE/VET students who applied for a tertiary placement have received a first round offer from university
92% of VCE students received an offer from their top four preferences
22% received an offer for a course through TAFE and independent colleges
99% of VCAL students enrolled in the VCAL Senior Certificate completed their course and will be entering the apprenticeships, traineeships and the workforce with a VET qualification.
The VCAL Student of the Year, Bree Taylor, was also recognised with an award at the assembly.
The Top Achievers’ Assembly also featured a speech from the Catherine McAuley Award recipient, Danielle Gazzola and a speech from the Dux, Jack Drummond. Both speeches are included below.
Both spoke of the many ways they were inspired through the Mercy education values and how being involved in the College helped them explore and engage in things that they now have strong passions for, such as community service and music.
As a College, we congratulate these top achievers and are humble in the role we have played in their journey through learning at MLMC.