IT was a triumphant return to their old stomping ground for 2016 Rossmoyne Senior High School graduates Aarihanan Raguragavan and Jeffrey Chandra.
The pair, who both achieved WACE scores above 99 and were both accepted into medicine at UWA, were honoured for achieving general exhibitions last year, among their peers, 30 of whom also achieved an ATAR above 99.
It was with fresh perspective the duo returned to their school, both thrilled their hard work paid off, but pushing forward to find their post-high school identities.
“It was a relief to get to the end of exams, during the year it was a lot of hard work and concentration and after exams we got to relax and really have time to ourselves,” Jeffrey said.
“Since exams have finished I’ve been finding meaning in life after WACE, relaxing and going out with friends.”
Aarihanan, who achieved a perfect ATAR of 99.95, said while thrilled with the accolades he spent Year 12 determined to achieve entrance into medicine rather than with perfection in mind.
“It was really surprising, we didn’t expect it and while we were aiming for our courses but to achieve, getting the exhibition was that little bit extra congratulations, which was nice,” he said.
The pair had some advice for students hoping to achieve big things this year.
“Study now, party later,” they said.