Students share dux honours

REGION - Lake Bolac College has twice the reason to celebrate after Victorian Certificate of Education results were revealed last week.

Year 12 students Jacob Johnson and Casey Blake shared dux honours, with both scoring identical ATAR scores.

"I was surprised to hear I'd done so well and it was also good to share it with Casey," Mr Johnson said.

"I am fairly sure I've got into La Trobe University in Bendigo studying a Batchelor of Education, which is pretty exciting."

This year Mr Johnson's subjects included English, Further Maths, Design Technology, Industry Enterprise, Studio Arts, while he also studied History Revolution last year.

"I'm fairly relieved it is all over and I can get into the course I wanted," he said.

"If you want to aim high, then there is nothing you can't achieve.

"I really want to thank our VCE co-ordinator Mark Howard because without his support none of our year 12s would have done as well as we did."

Ms Blake was unavailable for comment as she was attending a camp in preparation for her university course next year.

In 2013 she is hoping to begin a double degree in education and science at Deakin University in Melbourne.

Marian College Dux Chris Dempsey was also on away on a camp when he found out that he was top of his class with an ATAR score of 97.90.

"The principal (John Crowley) called on the phone and left a message but didn't say that I got dux," Mr Dempsey said.

"So it was quite a surprise when I found out!"

Mr Dempsey said he was undecided as whether to study musical theatre at the University of Ballarat or arts and psychology at Melbourne University next year, but will make a decision in the coming weeks

This year he studied English, Literature, Chemistry, Math Methods and Theatre Studies.

Mr Dempsey said taking regular breaks from study helped him get through the stress of VCE.

"You've got to make sure you still do things outside of year 12 work, so I kept my interests up," he said.

"I just like to thank all my teachers, family and friends for supporting me throughout the year."

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