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Sarah set for university

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College graduate and dux Sarah McCahon reaped the rewards for her academic efforts after getting in to her dream course last week.

Ms McCahon received an offer from the University of Melbourne for her top preference, a place in a Bachelor of Science.

“I received my offer on Monday, January 18 while I was on my lunchbreak at work,” Mc McCahon said.

“I was so relieved because it was my first preference and it is my first step to doing a Doctor of Medicine after my degree.”

After receiving an ATAR of 98.1, Ms McCahon was honoured dux of Mary MacKillop for receiving the highest score in her graduating class.

“I was a bit hard on myself during Year 11 when I was studying two Year 12 subjects,” Ms McCahon said.

“I was easier on myself in Year 12 and I figured whatever would be, would be. I just focused on staying on top of my workload and stayed motivated towards the end of year leading up to exams.”

Moving to Melbourne next month to pursue her studies, Ms McCahon is apprehensive about university lifestyle.

“I am not sure whether or not I am really looking forward to it at this poin; it is very daunting. I look forward to getting started on my further education though and I am sure I’ll enjoy it,” she said.

“I might play a sport at university in order to meet new people. I am a bit shy naturally.”

Ms McCahon is one of many students preparing to further their education after the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre released first round offers to applicants on Monday, January 18.

Young academic: Sarah McCahon is busy enrolling in her subjects for a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Melbourne where she will commence study next month.

Young academic: Sarah McCahon is busy enrolling in her subjects for a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Melbourne where she will commence study next month.

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