Narromine’s Abram Liddell has been recognised after finishing first in the state in Electrotechnology in the 2021 Higher School Certificate.
Electrotechnology includes the design, assembly and repair of electronic and electrical networks, equipment, facilities for purposes such as industrial, commercial, and domestic.
Abram’s school, St Johns College Dubbo said, in a statement, “This is an extraordinary academic achievement and the College is extremely proud of Abram’s outstanding result and his dedication and determination to succeed at such a high level.”
Abram said, “I think I just really liked the course material; it wasn’t as topic-heavy as maths.”
“Electrotechnology was just purely enjoyable, I remembered everything easily.”
Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell phoned a number of the subject-topping students, including Abram, to tell them their results.
“He said, ‘I thought I did okay in that exam’,” Ms Mitchell said. “I said, ‘Yeah, you did’.”
Nationals Member for Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has also congratulated Abram.
“Abram spent his childhood helping with electrical jobs, and his decision to study electrotechnology through TAFE NSW has clearly paid off!” Mr Saunders said.
“Abram considered going to uni and becoming a pilot, but instead he thought “there’s always going to be electrical work,” and has already started an apprenticeship with Dubbo surveillance and security firm Simtec.
“The team at Simtec could tell Abram was a bright spark and snapped him up. It’s fantastic to see his talent is able to be nurtured locally.
“It’s also great to see outstanding young people like Abram choosing a trade and I’m sure it won’t be long before he’s a leader in his field.”
HSC results were delivered by SMS and email from 6am this morning, with students receiving their ATAR at 9am.
“I want to congratulate every single student who completed their schooling in 2021, showing incredible resilience during a challenging couple of years which will certainly hold them in good stead for whatever the future may bring,” Mr Saunders said.
“Thank you to all of the experienced and dedicated teachers across the Dubbo electorate who, along with family and friends, have supported and encouraged these young people to achieve their best in a year like no other.”