Against all the odds
In amongst all the success stories at Standish this year, Josh Collier had a particular reason to enjoy his fantastic results after suffering some awful luck during his exams. In the midst of sitting his examinations, after two years of hard work, preparation and revision, Josh was struck down with appendicitis and had to be rushed to hospital for an emergency operation. Not to be deterred however, Josh showed tremendous determination and resilience to come back to school within days in order to sit the rest of his exams. Josh’s perseverance paid off as he achieved 2 Grade 9s, 5 Grade 8s and 3 Grade 7s – much to the delight of his very proud teachers!