Soar­ing ca­reer

Gatton Star - - Life -

CARLY Ja­cob­sen is the first Lock­yer Dis­trict High School stu­dent to be awarded with the ADFA Ed­u­ca­tion Award since 2005.

Carly is one of only 120 stu­dents in the coun­try to re­ceive the Aus­tralian De­fence Force Academy Ed­u­ca­tion Award which awards her a lap­top com­puter and cer­tifi­cate and also ce­ments her dreams of en­ter­ing the air force.

The Year 12 stu­dent and vice school cap­tain said she hopes to one day be­come an Air Com­bat Of­fi­cer.

This means she will be a mis­sion man­ager for peo­ple who want to travel over­seas and do sur­veil­lance.

“It has been a long process and it is a great hon­our for me and the school,” Carly said.

Part of that long process was an ap­pli­ca­tion on why she should be given the award, and sub­se­quent in­ter­views in Toowoomba, Bris­bane and Can­berra.

Her goal right now is to achieve the best she can in the air force.

Lock­yer Dis­trict High School Deputy prin­ci­pal Dar­ren Cook said she was one of around 2000 who ap­plied.

“She plays a very sig­nif­i­cant and prime lead­er­ship role in the school,” he said.

“She is a very wor­thy award win­ner.”

PHOTO: AMY LYNE

GREAT ACHIEVE­MENT: Lock­yer Dis­trict High School stu­dent Carly Ja­cob­sen.

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