Angus top of his year

Augusta Margaret River Times
MRSHS deputy principal Merv McKillop congratulates dux Angus Dowden last month.
Camera IconMRSHS deputy principal Merv McKillop congratulates dux Angus Dowden last month. Credit: Daniela Tommasi

Seven Margaret River Senior High School were among a number of other Capes high school graduates singled out for extraordinary achievement this week.

The annual School Curriculum and Standards Authority exhibition winners included Zali Morgan in the creative industries and Kelsea Towndrow for sport, recreation and public safety.

MRSHS dux Angus Dowden, runner-up Tayla Mitchell, Molly Quick, Remy Castan and Rachael Wake were awarded certificates of distinction.

Angus was a hotly contested favourite for an epic final ATAR score and did not disappoint, achieving an astonishing 99.8 in final marks.

The result was far beyond what he needed to start studying medicine next year.

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“I’d like to say that it comes completely naturally to me, I do no homework and I was the Margaret River equivalent of Good Will Hunting, but all I can really attribute my success to is hours of study and hard work,” Dowden told the Times.

“I also wouldn’t have been able to do it without the amazing support network of family and teachers that guided me and spurred me on through the exhausting and gratifying experience that is ATAR.”

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