A student in the Tweed Electorate who obtained first place in a 2021 Higher School Certificate course has been acknowledged for her extraordinary academic achievement.

Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest, said students completing the HSC in 2021 have succeeded during a challenging year, experiencing bushfires, drought and a global pandemic.

“In normal circumstances, finishing first in a HSC course is an outstanding achievement, and to do so in a year like 2021, is a credit to the dedication and talent of Jadzia Wolff of Kingscliff High who is recognised today,” Mr Provest said.

“Jadzia is honoured for her achievements in Drama, scoring the highest marks for this subject across the entire State of NSW.

“Congratulations Jadzia – you family, your friends, your school and your community are very proud of you,” Mr Provest said.

 “Thank you to the experienced and dedicated Tweed teachers, who along with family and friends have supported and encouraged all our young people to achieve in a year like no other.”

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the 2021 cohort of students were inspiring and congratulated them for rising to the occasion.

“The First in Course award recognizes student’s intellect, perseverance and a passion for learning that will hold them in good stead for the future,” Ms Mitchell said. 

About 76,000 HSC students who sat at least one exam will receive their results today, with 139 students receiving “First in Course” certificates across 149 subjects.