Aidan Markov, the 2021 dux at Carmel School in Perth, had an ATAR of 99.75.
He excelled in each of his subjects: Specialized Mathematics, Math Methods, Physics, Chemistry, English Literature, Religion and Life.
When asked how he felt about this achievement, Markov said, “Really good…I’m so happy that all my hard work has paid off.”
What helped him the most in preparing for assessments and exams was “take practice exams, ask a lot of questions to my teachers!”
His advice to future twelfth graders?
“I would say, have something outside of school, like a sport or a hobby, that you can do to take a break from all the year 12 work.”
Markov said he plans to study medicine at the university, “and we hope to specialize in neurosurgery in the future.”
In a letter from outgoing Carmel School Principal, Shula Lazar, the class of 2021 – whose average ATAR was 87.95 – was praised and congratulated for finding “the right mix of academic determination and joy of life, and embracing all that Carmel has to offer”.
“Many of our 12th graders played lead roles in our wonderful school musical, The Addams Family,” Lazar said.
“The students in this group were also runners-up in the ACC Senior Basketball Tournaments, reaching the finals of both the state debates and the mock trial competitions.
“While preparing for WACE, many still find time to volunteer for various causes, including Green Sunday, Oz Harvest, Bnei and Habonim, and even raise thousands of dollars through ‘Mullets for Mental Health’ – demonstrating their willingness to donate to Jews and wider communities .
“We are proud of all our graduates and their outstanding and dedicated teachers.
“Our graduates have shown themselves as young men and women of integrity, who value and live their positive Jewish identity.”
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