Lockyer students finishing on a high

Year 12 students Emma Poole, Mitchell Jones and Rachel Chalmers celebrate the last week of high school and scholarships to university.
Year 12 students Emma Poole, Mitchell Jones and Rachel Chalmers celebrate the last week of high school and scholarships to university. Amy Lyne

THE final bell is about to ring for hundreds of Year 12 students across the region.

It is a mixture of emotions for the school leavers who are excited to move on from high school but sad at what they have to leave behind. For the last five years, three Lockyer District High Schools students have spent most of their days in classrooms, working hard for their future.

The hard work has paid off for Emma Poole, Rachel Chalmers and Mitchell Jones, who have all gained university scholarships.

Emma has been awarded the University of Queensland young achievers award and will go on to study a dual degree in IT and Arts.

The scholarship awarded her $1000 for her last two years of schooling and $6000 a year for up to four years at university.

Rachel, who has always enjoyed maths and physics, has received a scholarship that allows her direct entry into university, without an OP, to the Aerospace Gateway Schools Direct Entry to a Bachelor of Engineering with honours.

Mitchell has been awarded a $6000 scholarship to university, the Future Community Leader at USQ scholarship.

After considering his choices for quite a while, he has decided to study commerce and accounting.

All three agree that their time as high school students has gone quickly, especially their last year.

Following the excitement of graduation and formals at the end of the week, school leavers have the anxious wait to hear about OP scores at the end of the year and university placements early next year.

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