Sora with her fellow Year 12 cohort at the Sydney Opera House in December 2022 for Speech Day.

All-Round Achievers List (ATARs over 99)

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If you could offer advice or a tip to someone about to do their final year, what would it be?

Have confidence! :) My journey here at PLC Sydney has really tested my confidence and my self-belief. Being in a school with so many talented girls can cause you to have self-doubts and cause you to question if you're good enough. I really struggled with these doubts for a while, but by having such a wonderful support system around me, I've learnt that almost everyone, even the most talented of girls, have these doubts every now and then. Sometimes, you have to fake it to you make it!

Really try to not dwell on past mistakes. Everyone messes up sometimes and experiences challenges, but what differentiates you from everyone else is how you get back up from these setbacks. I guess what I'm trying to say, is that never lose sight or focus of your goals and dreams. If your ambition demands you to go through all these challenges in order to get there, then execute all the steps with confidence and no regrets.

Being very organised, setting out clear goals and then executing the necessary steps to complete these goals contributed to how I approached my final year in school. In addition, surrounding myself with a support system of friends and family were just as essential as they gave me the confidence and assurance to jump back from challenges or setbacks I experienced.


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