Emily is in a class of her own

Emily receiving her award yesterday. (Photo: Anna Warr, NESA)

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A Year 12 graduate from Hills Adventist College in Sydney has achieved the extraordinary result of first in NSW for HSC Textiles and Design.

Emily Savage was one of 120 students recognised for their outstanding achievement in this year’s First in Course ceremony held yesterday and hosted by the NSW Education Standards Authority.

The students were congratulated by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who said they were the “shining stars of this year’s HSC”.

“The HSC is challenging for every student, so to come first in a course is an outstanding achievement,” Ms Berejiklian said. “These students have risen to their potential through ability, hard work and enthusiasm for their studies.

“It’s a pleasure to pay tribute to their remarkable success and celebrate their inspiring achievement.”

Emily displays her HSC textiles work.

Emily paid tribute to her teacher Kerry Ellis on the Hills Adventist College Facebook page.

“It’s a great honour, thank you to Ms Ellis, our textiles teacher, and for the support of family, classmates and the college,” she said.

Ms Ellis, who recently retired, said: “Congratulations to an outstanding student; this result is very well deserved.”

Emily is a former student of Wahroonga Adventist School. She and her family attend Wahroonga Adventist church.

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