Darwin High School student, Thomas Saji was the Territory's second top NTCET completer for 2017 and was awarded certificates of merit in four subjects.
Thomas said his results were a reflection of his ability to make study a priority even when he lacked motivation.
Organising time efficiently and staying motivated was difficult. Sometimes it's hard to balance social life, entertainment and study in year 12 - sometimes you need to choose to finish an assignment or study for a test, rather than hanging out with friends. Staying motivated, even through a difficult time in the year or a bad grade, was not easy, but it was important to continue pushing through - especially nearing the end.
At the 2018 NT Board of Studies Awards, Thomas Saji recieved Certificates of Merit in Mathematical Methods, Biologu, English and Chemsitry, the Rotary Club of Darwin Ian Macgregor Award for Excellence in English, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chemistry Award, a CDU Top Ten ATAR Rank Award and a Top Twenty NTCET Student Award.