Bright minds shine at Lock­yer awards

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LOCK­YER Dis­trict State High School’s bright­est minds were cel­e­brated last week at the school’s aca­demic awards night.

Stu­dents were recog­nised for their out­stand­ing achieve­ments through­out the school year.

It was the cul­mi­na­tion of a lot of hard work for Year 12 stu­dent Liam Schultz, who took out the Gary Ad­cock Memo­rial Dux award on the night.

“It was def­i­nitely a good achieve­ment. I’ve been work­ing for it a long time at school try­ing to do my best. I’m just glad I got the award,” Mr Schultz said.

The young achiever has no plans to slow down, with PHO­TOS: DO­MINIC EL­SOME AND CON­TRIB­UTED biomedicine at univer­sity next up and a ca­reer in im­munol­ogy the end goal.

He said the key to suc­cess was to al­ways re­mem­ber your goal.

“I just main­tained my fo­cus and did my best at school,” he said.

“I dropped a cou­ple of things I needed to do to keep my study go­ing.

“It’s just about eyes on the goal.”

It was a sim­i­lar story from Year 7 school dux Lucyanne Lerch.

In her first year of high school the young achiever has soared aca­dem­i­cally and, like Mr Schultz, put her suc­cess down to hard work.

“I was re­ally sur­prised when I got (the award). I didn’t think I would,” Lucyanne said.

“But I’m re­ally proud of my­self for work­ing as hard as I did to get the award.”

The Jayde Kendall Memo­rial Award went to Grace Kelly, while the Steve Jones Memo­rial Award was pre­sented to Har­ri­son Slik.

Baylee Thrupp was awarded the Vince Hoger Memo­rial Award and ex­plained it was about more than just good grades.

“The award is about help­ing friends and en­cour­ag­ing them, and I think I do that well,” Baylee said.

SHIN­ING: Lock­yer Dis­trict State High School aca­demic award re­cip­i­ents Lucyanne Lerch, Liam Schultz, Baylee Thrupp and Grace Kelly were recog­nised for their out­stand­ing achieve­ments this year.

Har­ri­son Slik won the Steve Jones Memo­rial Award.

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