Vocalist Isabella Hanley truly had something to sing about yesterday, when she found out she was 10th in the state in her Higher School Certificate music course.
The former Smith's Hill High School student achieved a mark of 99 in her music course after performing a mix of classical arias, pop songs and musical theatre numbers in her exams.
"I was surprised by my mark, because I knew my performances were good but I found the aural [theory] exam quite tricky, because I have quite a practical background," she said.
Music teacher Lisa Wellings said she was incredibly proud of Isabella's results, crediting hard work and a strong choice of songs to perform.
"It's amazing, she has always been a really good singer since year 7 and she sings a diversity of styles very well," she said.
While she plans to keep up her singing for recreation now that high school is over, Isabella hopes to study medical science at university next year.