2023 School Dux: Christina Wu

2023 Dux

2023 VCE Results School Dux Christina WuCongratulations to our 2023 St Catherine’s School Dux, Christina Wu who achieved an impressive 99.9 ATAR.

Christina is looking to study Commerce and Law. Christina was, notably, the Dux of Specialist Mathematics this year and in 2022, the Dux of Chinese as a Second Language as a Year 11 student. Christina has demonstrated significant engagement in the School’s Co-curricular activities with a particular emphasis on her involvement in the Music Program.

As a highly talented musician, Christina was a member of both the Year 12 Quartet and Senior Strings, in addition to being a member of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra as the Sectional Leader of Second Violins.

Christina shared her excitement upon receiving her results “I am very shocked but so grateful. I am so grateful to my teachers for all their support. They helped me academically with constant communication and advice, but they also helped me emotionally, helping me believe in myself.”

Sharing some advice to our future Year 12 students, Christina reminds them to “take every opportunity that arises, no matter how daunting or unachievable it seems. More often than not, you will regret not taking the opportunity because it seemed challenging at the time. You may have just passed on an extremely valuable chance just because you did not want to step outside your comfort zone.”

Christina immersed herself into life at St Catherine’s School, participating in a wide range of co-curricular activities including Debating and Public Speaking, Cultural Diversity Club, GSA, Swimming and Rowing.  “I was most involved in the Music Program, taking a leadership role in ensembles such as Senior Strings, Jorgensen Orchestra, Senior School Quartet, and Vox Choir. Participating in these music groups fostered my leadership skills, and my involvement in GSV weekly sports, particularly GSV Tennis and Badminton, taught me the importance of time organisation and the balance between studying and relaxing,” Christina explains.

Following on from her exemplary ATAR results, Christina says she is more confident to explore greater opportunities in tertiary studies, considering overseas opportunities as well. One of her plans is to study Actuarial Science as part of a Commerce degree and eventually she hopes to gain teaching qualifications to “pursue my dream of teaching Mathematics.”

We wish Christina all the best in her future endeavours. We look forward to following her journey as a St Catherine’s Old Girl.  

To learn more about St Catherine’s outstanding Class of 2023 and their academic excellence click here.

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