WHAT a big day it's been - thousands of HSC students were up bright and early to get their results and since then many have been celebrating.
It was a long haul to get here - 13 years of study - but many students say it was well worth it.
HSC students in many Central West towns met early for a breakfast barbecue and to talk results, while others held their celebrations a little later in the day.
We've had journalists and photographers out and about across the region all day covering the reactions from students, teachers and parents and we've been bringing it to you live.
We joined students at their barbecues to hear how they felt about receiving their highly-anticipated results.
We'll still be covering the action until 7.30pm, so make sure you keep tuning back in as we'll be updating this story with the latest HSC and ATAR news from across the Central West and Orana.
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