Elite ATAR students recognised

Fifty-eight exceptional senior high school students, including ten from various Launceston schools, were awarded Outstanding Achievement Awards by Tasmanian Governor Barbara Baker in Hobart on Monday. Also in attendance were the Minister for Education, Roger Jaensch and Kristy Pereira, executive officer at TASC.

William Coulson, who achieved a spot in the top three students in northern Tasmania was pictured alongside fellow Launceston Grammar student Liam Fassett at Monday’s award.

Liam Fassett (2022) graduated last year with an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank of 99.65 – meaning he performed better than 99.65 per cent of students in the state – was one of a number of students from the North singled out for academic excellence. Liam is about to embark on his university career with the University of Tasmania’s medical programme.

Speaking to The Examiner, Liam said “I want to get through medicine, become a doctor and then specialise … neuroscience and psychiatry, they are my top two [specialisations], but I am also open to things like immunology – that would be fascinating,”

Congratulations to Aimee Woodley, Liam Fassett, William Coulson and Zaki Anis on all ranking in the top 101 students in Tasmania. We wish all our 2022 graduates the very best on their future endeavours and look forward to welcoming you back as an alumnus to share your stories.


Read the full Examiner article here.

Picture: Ben Seeder