Thirty-seven people across Victoria have earned the top possible ATAR score this year - and among them is St Patricks College student Matthew Duffy - and Ballarat and Clarendon College boarder Olivia Putland.
"Matthew has been an outstanding contributor through his six years," SPC Community Deveopment Direct Paul Nolan said.
"He's been a wonderful rolemodel and has invested his time not only in his studies but in other endeavours - particularly music, debating and performing arts."
** At Ballarat Grammar, two students topped he school with 99.75: Sophie John and Thomas Burnett.
All up five BGS students gained an ATAR of 99 or above.
Three also achieved perfect study scores: Finley Japp (Year 11 English), Ruby Green and Angus McLean (Further Maths).
Students completing VCAL and VET have also done well, with 8 students already securing apprenticeships for 2020.
** Loreto College saw 18 students with scores above 90. They caught up this afternoon with Principal Judith Potter (above) in the grounds of the Sturt St girls school.
Lara Sartori (below) was named 2019 Dux.
** At Damascas College, Imogen Brown (below) achieved the top score of 96.95 after studying English, Legal studies, Media, Literature, RE & Society as well as Health & Human Developoment.
She is aiming to study a Bacheor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Politics and International Studies.
Eventually she wants to work for a non-profit human rights organisation overseas.
** Ballarat Christian College saw its highest ever ATAR score in its 34-year history, with School Captain Joshua Van Den Hoek on 98.15.
He plans to study a Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine in 2020 and wants to be a neurosurgeon or cardio-thoracic surgeon.
He studied Chemistry through Virtual School Victoria, receiving an award for excellence.
** Other local schools have bee contacted for comment