College Dux scores 99.9

December 13, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 College Dux Matthew Duffy who has scored an incredible 99.9 ATAR score.

Matthew has been an outstanding contributor during his six years at St Patrick’s College and has been a wonderful role model to his fellow students.

While his academic excellence has never been questioned, his commitment to many co-curricular endeavours has been equally impressive. Matthew has been a fantastic participant in College bands and in the debating program and this year played the title role in the College production of Shrek: The Musical. Matthew was also joint College Vice-Captain in 2019.

Matthew was in Tasmania on family holiday when the ATAR results were released yesterday and slept in until 7.30am before waking to log in to his email and check his scores.

“Mum and I have been on a getaway in Hobart and when I opened it we were both screaming, joyous screaming,” he said.

Matthew plans to study a science course at Melbourne University, particularly one with a maths and physics focus.

Matthew was one of several students to score ATARs in the 90s, with several of them gathering at the College late yesterday afternoon to share in their success.

Other students from the Class of 2019 to record scores in the 90s included College Captain Aidan Hanrahan, Vice Captain Jobe Quick, Matthew Catterson, William Walker, Jacob Pawlowicz, Hugo Ferguson, Sean Antrobus, Jack Cameron, Broden Haintz, Thomas Miller-Schmetzer and Jack Tillig.

Principal John Crowley said he was incredibly proud of the College’s top achievers.

“These students have really reaped the benefits of the hard work they have invested into their studies and they all stand as examples of what can be achieved when you have a real focus on success,” Mr Crowley said.

“I am particularly pleased for Matthew who has been an incredible student who has gifted so many of his talents to the College during his six years here.

“We wish all the Year 12 students from 2019 the very best success in life as they progress as fine Old Collegians.”

College Dux Matthew Duffy, right, with some of our other high achievers from the Class of 2019. From left, Hugo Ferguson, Thomas Miller-Schmetzer, Broden Haintz, Jobe Quick and Aidan Hanrahan.