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.”
GREAT ACHIEVEMENT: Lockyer District High School student Carly Jacobsen.