Published on: February 2021
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore) (18:17:16):I acknowledge Mosman International Baccalaureate studentLeopold Colin, who achieved an outstanding HSC result of a 99.75 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank. That incredible result was obtained despite Leopold battling acuteappendicitis the day before his first exam. Many in this place would knowthat it is difficult enough to sit the HSC exams when you are healthy, letalone facing appendicitis. Fortunately, Leopold was able to sit his firstexams, and was operated on for the condition at 11.00 p.m. on the Sundaynight prior to his final exam block.As well as obtaining Dux, the 18-year-old Redlands student has beenoffered a place in the Sydney Scholars Program and the Daylell ScholarsProgram at the University of Sydney. Leopold is looking forward tocommencing a double degree in Engineering and Commerce withhonours in Civil Engineering. He aspires to be at the core of developingsmarter and more sustainable cities to mitigate the challenges of the twenty-first century, and to improve lives through infrastructure, which is close to the hearts of members of the Berejiklian Government. Once again I congratulateLeopold on his outstanding achievement and wish him the verybest of luck as he continues his studies.