Hard work pays off for Mundubbera dux

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

AM­BER Briggs did not ex­pect to be named dux of Mundubbera State School.

But she said it was a wel­come sur­prise.

“It was a bit of a relief to see my hard work paid off,” Am­ber said.

“I’ve been try­ing hard in all my sub­jects.”

The 15-year-old Year 10 stu­dent cur­rently stud­ies agri­cul­ture, art, English, maths, sci­ence and his­tory.

Am­ber, who won the dux award at the awards night on Novem­ber 3, was at the top of her co­hort in English, agri­cul­ture and art.

She moved to Mundubbera State School in Year 7 af­ter start­ing school at Mono­go­rilby State School.

“I live on a prop­erty near there,” she said.

“Though we live in a house in town dur­ing the week and live out at prop­erty on the week­end.”

Am­ber will now move to Bur­nett State Col­lege for Year 11 and 12.

“I’ll be study­ing sim­i­lar sub­jects, though fo­cus­ing on agri­cul­ture,” she said.

“I’m a bit ner­vous as I won't be fa­mil­iar with the school... but I’m ex­cited about go­ing for­ward in my stud­ies.”

Af­ter Year 12 Am­ber wants to go to an agri­cul­ture col­lege.

PHOTO: TOBI LOF­TUS

HIGH ACHIEVER: Am­ber Briggs was the Mundubbera State School dux for 2016.

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