This morning more than 70,000 students accessed their Higher School Certificate results via the internet, SMS or phone. But Ian Lauv had the jump on them.
The young entrepreneur from St Johns Park found out on Friday that he had come first in Retail Services.
The 17-year-old has now set his sights on opening an online store and has applied to do a Bachelor of Commerce and Business at the University of Western Sydney.
“Possibly it will be a fashion store,” Ian, a former St Johns Park High School student, said.
He was one of two Fairfield area students to come first in a Higher School Certificate course this year.
Michelle Mulet, a former Bossley Park High School student, was first in course for Spanish Extension.
“My parents are from Argentina and Spanish was our first language at home,” Ms Mulet of Casula said.
“I’m going there [Argentina] in February.”
They were among 120 students recognised for coming first in a course at a ceremony at Australian Technology Park, Redfern, yesterday.
“There is something about celebrating the achievements of young people that generates collective pride,” Mr Piccoli said.
From noon today students were also able to access the 2012 HSC merit lists at boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/hsc-results/hsc-merit-lists.html.