Haisong Qi scores well

North Geelong Secondary College's Haisong Qi has achieved a 99.7 ATAR. (Ivan Kemp) 379437_06

By Jena Carr

Haisong Qi has made North Geelong Secondary College proud with his ATAR of 99.7, granting him the title of school Dux.

Haisong was excited to open his results on Monday, December 11, to find his years of hard work reflected in his VCE scores.

“I was feeling a bit nervous at the time, which I would say was kind of rare for me,” he said.

“I was really thrilled when I saw the score and… my family were all hugging me and saying congratulations.”

Haisong first came to North Geelong Secondary College as an international student five years ago and said he wouldn’t have done so well without the help and support from his teachers and peers.

“Australia is full of different opportunities for young people, and I’m really excited for my future,” he said.

“Next year I’m hoping to study at The University of Melbourne and get into a bachelor of science course, studying mechatronics engineering.”

School principal Nicholas Adamou said he was proud of all his students’ ATARs and that the results were well deserved.

“I don’t know if there’s a measuring stick to measure my pride not just in Haisong, but all the other kids in our results this year,” he said.

Haisong has also received the Australian Defence Force Future Innovators Award for his science and mathematics abilities.