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Recognising our Class of 2021 Achievers – Jennifer Oaten

Recognising our Class of 2021 Achievers – Jennifer Oaten

It is with great privilege that we acknowledged our high achievers from the Class of 2021 this week. 

Santa Maria was very pleased to be named as a Top Performing School in the state in eight ATAR courses in 2021. These courses were:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Applied Information technology
  • Business Management & Enterprise
  • Children, Family and Community
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Religion & Life
  • Visual Arts

Many girls from the Class of 2021 have received awards from the Curriculum Authority and this week, we proudly acknowledged these award recipients.

Certificates of Merit

Forty-five Santa Maria students received Certificates of Merit. These certificates are awarded to students based on the number of A grades they achieved in their Years 11 and 12 ATAR and/or General courses. A Certificate of Merit is the highest state award available for ACCESS students. 

Lucy Anderson
Bijoux Arguijo
Emily Barker
Brooklyn Barr
Ella Bartholomew
Maddie Carmody
Milah Chanter
Tully Charlton
Stella Chiappini
Jessica Craig
Monique D’Amato
Gabriela Dunkerly
Tahlia Fairhead
Ruby Farrell
Katherine Fenton
Taylah Figliomeni
Chantelle Firth
Gabriella Gavranic
Olivia Gilkison
Ruby Gleeson
Lucy Kilroe
Sarah L’Aiguille
Jaye Lamond

Georgia Mack
Laura McCarthy
Sarah McCartney
Brooke Meynert
Jana Mikosza
Pfeiffer Myers
Sumaya Northcott
Taite O’Neill
Claudia Palladino
Olivia Palmiero
Stephanie Price
Lilli Radley
Jessica Radonich
Kara Ro
Daisy Ryan
Megan Soltoggio
Isla Stark
Paige Tiller
Chloe Viais
Chelsea White
Taelari White
Bianca Zoiti

Certificates of Distinction

Certificates of Distinction are awarded to students based on the number of A grades they achieved throughout their Years 11 and 12 ATAR studies. Twenty-one Santa Maria College’s students achieved this award in 2021.

Congratulations to these students:

Cosima Biagioni
Cassidy Della Bosca
Pia Donovan
Shanice D’Silva
Sarah Durston
Ella Grant
Keelin Grant
Alyssa Gray
Caitlin Hester

Sophie Krummenacher
Sirena McDowell
Lily Morris
Sage Murphy
Ella Neilson
Clare Perrott
Olivia Reeve
Annika Ting

ATAR Above 96

A number of girls who received a Certificate of Distinction also achieved an ATAR above 96. This means that they had an impressive course average of 77% in their top four ATAR courses.

Congratulations to the following girls:

Cosima Biagioni
Pia Donovan
Shanice D’Silva
Sarah Durston
Keelin Grant
Caitlin Hester
Sophie Krummenacher
Sage Murphy
Clare Perrott

Subject Certificates of Excellence

To achieve a Subject Certificate of Excellence, students must achieve a WACE exam result in the top 0.5% of the state, which is an outstanding achievement. Congratulations to the following girls on receiving this award.

Stella Hammond
Stella has achieved a Subject Certificate of Excellence for English and a Certificate of Distinction.

Grace McCormack
Grace received a Subject Certificate of Excellence for Human Biology and a Certificate of Distinction. 

Hannah Potula
Hannah also received a Subject Certificate of Excellence for Human Biology and a Certificate of Distinction.

Evie McCormack
Evie achieved a highly sought-after Subject Exhibition for ATAR Dance last year, meaning that she was the top student in the state for Dance. This is an amazing accolade for Evie and the College. Evie also received a Subject Certificate of Excellence for Dance and a Certificate of Distinction.

Students with an ATAR over 99

Congratulations to the following students who received an ATAR over 99:

Sirena McDowell
Shanice D’Silva
Evie McCormack
Grace McCormack
Hannah Potula

General Exhibitions

Three Santa Maria students were awarded General Exhibitions:

Evie McCormack
Grace McCormack
Hannah Potula

These are awarded to the top 50 students in the state, based on five ATAR exam scores. This is one of the highest awards possible for ATAR students in Western Australia. Considering that 11,423 students completed the WACE exams last year, this is an outstanding achievement!

Highest ATAR

Congratulations to Sirena McDowell, who achieved an exceptional ATAR of 99.7, the highest ATAR achieved by a Santa Maria student in 2021.

We are very proud of the results of the whole cohort, including both ACCESS and ATAR students. Congratulations, girls!

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