Colac district student Georgina Calvert has scored a perfect Year 12 score in the International Baccalaureate, making her the dux of Geelong Grammar.
The Warncoort resident undertook the International Baccalaureate as an alternative to the VCE, and achieved a perfect IB score of 45, equivalent to an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank of 99.95.
Georgina, daughter of Irrewarra Sourdough owners John and Bronwynne Calvert, attended Sacred Heart Primary and Colac Primary School, then studied at Geelong College before moving to Geelong Grammar in Year 10.
She said IB was an “incredible experience”.
“Over the two years I worked incredibly hard and I was predicted a similar score,” Georgina said.
“It certainly exceeded my expectations in the end,” she said.
Georgina has been captain of Geelong Grammar’s firsts tennis team, captain of the debating team and captain of the firsts hockey team.
She also won the Swanee Award for best debater in the Geelong region for the past two years.
Georgina said she kept busy in both her academic work, hobbies, community service and social life.
“I love sport, I love music and I love socialising,” she said.
“I’ve tried to keep a balanced life the entire year.”
International Baccalaureate also encouraged Georgina to spend time doing community service, for which she raised money for a community cause.
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.