Broome girls have beaten out the boys in this year’s classroom battle, with a pair of ambitious young go-getters leading the pack. Broome Senior High School graduates Lindsay Sawyer and Luka Wray both achieved an ATAR of 96 for their 2019 studies, the equal highest score attained in the Kimberley town. The duo were among the 52 pupils to complete university-bound studies and earn a ranking across BSHS and St Mary’s College. Lindsay, 17, jetted off to Perth to begin the next chapter of her education last week and said she was proud of her efforts and the ability to set herself up. The bright mind has been accepted for pharmacy studies at Curtin University after focusing on science throughout her school years. “I kind of did not know how to react when I saw my score, but the rewarding thing for me was making my parents proud. It was more about them for me,” she said. “I feel like I slacked off a little before my mock exams at school. “I realised that and gave it my all those weeks leading up to the final exams. “Moving to Perth still has not sunk in for me. I’m not nervous about it because I knew to go on to university, that was always what I was going to have to do.” A year of freedom awaits Luka, 18, who will take a gap year and complete an internship at a local law firm for 2020, before looking towards tertiary studies. Speaking to the Broome Advertiser after being awarded dux of BSHS last October, the youngster said she was considering forensic psychology as a career path and had already been offered a double bachelor in law and psychology at two Perth universities. St Mary’s student Jessica Davies managed an ATAR of 91.85, the highest at the private Catholic school. The town’s top-scoring gent was Clancy Kenworthy, of BSHS, who achieved a ranking of 95.95.