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WAKING up before VCE results had been released was one of the dramas facing the dux of Catholic College Wodonga yesterday.

Georgina Craig, 17, woke at 6.45am and did not know how to spend the next 15 minutes as she contemplated her future.

“I wanted to have breakfast but at the same time I didn’t,” she said.

“I was just too nervous.”

When the text message came through she had to look twice and process her 98.95 score.

The Leneva resident needed 78 to study science at Melbourne University.

She put her good marks down to the fact that she balanced out her homework with a social life.

“It can’t all be about school,” she said.

The college’s next top achiever was Brianna Cox with 98.40.

Brianna also achieved a perfect score of 50 in English.

Daniel Oberin was the third highest achieving student, attaining an ATAR of 97.75 and a perfect score of 50 in further mathematics.

“It was amazing how relaxed I was about finding out my score,” Daniel said.

“I made mum guess my score and she came pretty close.”

Daniel was surprised with his perfect score in mathematics.

“I guess it came down to lots of practice,” he said.

Principal Dave Seiter said of the 180 students who obtained their VCE, 8 per cent attained over 90 and 24 per cent were over 80.

“We had three students with perfect scores in some subjects,” he said.

“Every student has worked hard and they can be proud.”

Mr Seiter said the average ATAR was 64.4, reflecting the continued growth in VCE performance data.

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