We recently spoke with some of our highest ranked OP students who are about to embark on the journey to achieve their future goals:
OP 1 students: Jack Easton is studying a dual degree in Aerospace Engineering and Physics, aiming towards a career in Australia’s emerging space industry. Ariel Gillespie is studying Environmental Science at UQ, with an interest in a future in sustainable design. Ariel says, ‘A couple of years ago, I had no ambition to attain an OP 1, but God has broken through barriers of fear and the perceived unfairness of being “smart”. He has a plan for each of us, and trusting Him enabled me to do what even in the moment seemed impossible. My OP cannot define me, but it represents God’s glory displayed through me.’
Among our OP 2 and OP 3 ranked students, Laura Page is undertaking a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at UQ, Bailey Deagon will study Advanced Science at UQ, with a major in Biomedical Science. Ben Duffield and Andrew Petersen are both embarking on a Bachelor of Business - International at QUT. Rachel Matthews hopes to become a Paediatric Occupational Therapist when she completes her Occupational Therapy degree at UQ, and Emma Thean is studying a dual degree in Communication (Entertainment Industries) and Law (Honours) at QUT. Kate von Euw is majoring in Visual Communications in her Bachelor of Design at QUT.
We also congratulate our graduates who received various scholarships: Joshua Cairns - Aeronautical Engineering at ADFA, Canberra; Corie Janssen - Dance Scholarship at Ettinghausens Pro in Sydney, and Lauren Shepherd - Diploma Scholarship. Among our students embarking on vocational pathways, Ethan Leverington and Tom Cochrane received electrical apprenticeships.