Students get top marks
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.”
Off to Duntroon:
Top of the class: Amy Willing, Sera Goodwin, Taylor Guthrie and Erin Jeffrey