‘Briggsy’ is dux after engineering a 93.55

December 19, 2017

Bernie Altmann, Ben Briggs, Barbara McCarty and Todd Woodfine

MANY year 12 students woke up on Friday very nervous.

At 7am they received their ATAR scores and for Ben Briggs it was an exciting moment.

‘‘I actually received my study scores in the mail at about 6am,’’ he said.

‘‘So it was a very nervous hour wait.’’

The Rochester Secondary student received 93.55 — making him dux of the school.

‘‘I was really excited,’’ he said.

‘Briggsy’, as he is affectionately known at the school, studied English, specialist maths, maths methods, chemistry and biology.

He also accellerated physics, meaning he completed it in year 11.

He is now waiting to find out whether he gets into his dream degree, a Bachelor of Engineering at Monash University in Melbourne, with a hope to enter masters — a total of five years.

Principal Bernie Altmann said he was proud of the Nanneella boy.

‘‘He is very quietly spoken, but very bright,’’ Mr Altmann said.

Ben’s primary school principal, Ian Denson, said he was proud of Ben, who has always been a hard worker.

‘‘We are very proud of everything our students achieve at Nanneella Estate Primary beyond their years, but we are very proud and excited for Ben and his family,’’ Mr Denson said.

He was also happy with the entire cohort of year 12s at the school, who all achieved good results.

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