Hills Grammar students make their mark in HSC

Hills Grammar School graduate Tiffany Wu was spoilt for choice when she received scholarship offers from three different universities.

She was made dux of the school with an ATAR of 99.85 and offered places at University of NSW, University of Western Sydney and University of Sydney.

She has chosen to accept a USBS scholarship ‘‘with distinction for all round excellence’’ and will study a combined commerce and law bachelor degree at the University of Sydney.

Tiffany started at Hills Grammar in Year 2 and said her success was due to the support of people close to her at home and at school.

‘‘I’ve accumulated so many priceless memories and really enjoyed all my years at Hills,’’ she said.

‘‘I’m extremely proud to have been school captain but also I feel so blessed to have the most amazing people around me – my family, friends and teachers.”

Tiffany took part in myriad co-curricular activities and said her love for each of them made it easy to achieve a balance between study and life outside of school.

“I truly loved everything that I did,’’ she said.

‘‘From that joy came the unlimited motivation to work hard.’’

Fellow Hills Grammar graduates to achieve strong results in the 2013 HSC include Yixuan Ni, who appeared  on the Board of Studies’ all-round merit list for achieving 90 per cent or more in 10 units of study.

Christopher May and Gurpal Girn were top achievers with fourth and eighth placings in Information Technology.

Jack Andrew-Kabilafkas was nominated for Music HSC showcase Encore, while Katharine Farrell’s HSC major work,  a copper wire sculpture of a horse’s head, was chosen for ARTEXPRESS.

Success: Year 12 graduate Tiffany Wu with Hills Grammar principal Robert Phipps.

Success: Year 12 graduate Tiffany Wu with Hills Grammar principal Robert Phipps.