Navigator College year 12 graduates Jasmine and Imogen Slater have earned another trip to Government House in February after achieving merit awards in two consecutive years.
Jasmine received merits for English Studies and Research Project B in 2016 while Imogen also received one for Research Project B.
These add to their merit awards from 2015, Jasmine for Music Individual Study and Imogen for Visual Arts – Art.
Jasmine said at the time the merit awards were announced they were working on a cherry farm at Willunga and were not thinking about their results.
“It was a bit of a shock, we did our best throughout the year so we feel pretty lucky,” she said.
Imogen said neither of them were thinking a lot about their results throughout the year and just carried on with whatever they were working on.
“Results were not something we pondered on during the year itself,” she said.
The sisters however did keep to their goal of making it into their university preferences and achieving as high an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) as possible.
Jasmine is hoping to attend the University of Melbourne to do a Bachelor of Arts: Creative Writing degree and Imogen is planning on doing a gap year before possibly doing a double degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts at Monash University.
Jasmine and Imogen will attend their second SACE Merit Ceremony, on February 7.
Joining them from Port Lincoln will be St Joseph’s School graduate Millie Russell who achieved four merit awards.
Jasmine said it was “a real blessing” to be able to attend the ceremony for a second straight year.
As for this year’s group of year 12s, the Slater sisters advised students they should do subjects that motivated them.
“Choose subjects that inspire you and motivate you so no matter the result you will be proud of what you achieve,” Jasmine said.
The sisters also thanked their teachers, family and friends for the support they received throughout the year.