Bright minds shine at Lockyer awards
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.