Two of Maryborough’s best and brightest have claimed the title of dux at their respective schools after year 12 results were released on Friday.
Highview College’s Ben Evans and Maryborough Education Centre’s (MEC) Todd Doran both said they were taken by surprise to learn they had been named dux at their local high schools.
Todd and Ben were just two of a record 50,944 Victorian students who received their VCE certificates, with an equal all-time high completion rate of 98 percent.
Ben, who topped the town with an ATAR of 93.15 out of a possible 99.95, is set to undertake a double degree of sports management and business management at Federation University in Ballarat next year.
Although he has a clear knack for academics, Ben said his true passion lays within the sport of cricket.
“My dream job would be to play cricket, but if not, I’d love to manage a team or be involved in the business side of a sports organisation,” he said.
Fellow dux, Todd Doran from MEC said he is looking forward to a sea-change should he get into his dream degree.
“I’ll hopefully get into university to study marine biology,” he said.
“I was looking at Deakin in Warrnambool to start and then I’d like to move to a university where they specialise in it (marine biology) a bit more.
“My sister studies science at university so that helps me a lot. I have someone I can talk to about all the sciencey stuff because mum and dad don’t know too much about it.”
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