Stu­dents get top marks

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

FIVE Moss­man State High School Year 12 stu­dents can­not wipe the grins off their face af­ter find­ing out they achieved four OP1S and one OP2.

Amy Will­ing, Tay­lor Guthrie, Erin Jef­frey and Eden Trezise scored OP1 and Sera Good­win achieved an OP2.

“I wasn’t go­ing to check my re­sults at mid­night be­cause I was too scared, I was only ex­pect­ing a seven,” Sera said about her OP2.

“I ran into mum’s room and to tell her I got a two and she thought some­one was break­ing in be­cause it was still pitch black.

“I’m in shock, I wasn’t ex­pect­ing it and I can do pretty much any­thing, I thought I was lim­ited, I need to think about what I’m go­ing to do now, but for now just work and save some money.”

Amy Will­ing was the dux of the school this year and it was no sur­prise to her teach­ers that she re­ceived an OP1.

“I was still wor­ried, I have ap­plied to do vet sci­ence at the Univer­sity of Queens­land in Bris­bane,” she said.

“I’ve been busy lead­ing up to the re­sults, I’m leav­ing Jan­uary 21 to Ja­pan for a year on a Ro­tary ex­change to a school in Ja­pan, I’m re­ally ex­cited.”

Erin Jef­frey was in­stru­men­tal­ist of the year and did not ex­pect to get her OP1 and still has not de­cided if she wants to fur­ther her mu­sic stud­ies or study medicine.

“I still haven’t de­cided, maybe medicine, I have al­ready got in to the con­ser­va­to­rium at Grif­fith Univer­sity,” she said.

“The OP1 means I can get into medicine at JCU - I did a bit of work ex­pe­ri­ence with the doc­tors in Moss­man, it was re­ally good, I re­ally liked it.”

For Tay­lor Guthrie, who re­ceived the De­fence Force Long Tan lead­er­ship and team­work award and best all-rounder, an OP1 was ic­ing on the cake.

“I was so sur­prised, it is im­pos­si­ble to pre­dict, I am very re­laxed now know­ing I have noth­ing to worry about,” she said.

“I want to get into nu­tri­tion and di­etet­ics at the QUT (Queens­land Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy).”

Prin­ci­pal Deb­o­rah Kachel said the stu­dents have all done ex­cep­tion­ally well.

“It’s a trib­ute to the hard work of the stu­dents and sup­port the par­ents give them and the staff who worked re­ally hard with the stu­dents,” she said.

“Our school has also been awarded the Vo­ca­tion and Train­ing educ­tion school of the year - they’ve all achieved ex­cel­lent re­sults.”

Photo by AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

Off to Dun­troon:

Zak Rogers

Top of the class: Amy Will­ing, Sera Good­win, Tay­lor Guthrie and Erin Jef­frey

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