Faith Lutheran OP1 student has sights set on engineering
FAITH Lutheran College student Lindon Pyle capped off what was an exemplary year academically with the news every graduating student craves.
Lindon's tireless efforts in the classroom did not go to waste as he joined an exclusive list of 731 students across Queensland to receive an OP1 in 2013.
Lindon was ecstatic with the result, which he said would open up doorways to a future career in engineering.
"I got a combination of surprise but also a bit of relief knowing you've put in the hard work and got that result at the end," he said.
"This will carry through and get me into the course I want, too.
"It's a good feeling really."
"And it was a good way to finish off one of my favourite years at school."
The result was the icing on the cake for the 18-year-old, who not only led the way academically but also as a leader.
"I was also school captain at Faith, which gave me the opportunity to be involved in, and to speak at, various school activities like Opening Service or helping to run weekly assembly," he said.
"It was an opportunity that has challenged me and also been lots of fun, despite the added workload."
Lindon also received two awards during the school's valedictory service. He was presented the Rickuss Citizenship Award for his involvement in the community and received Dux of the school.
Lindon said he was looking to study a Bachelor of Engineering at QUT.
"Civil engineering has caught my eye," he said.
"It's pretty amazing how they're all made and designed, so I'd like to get in to that."
QUT has offered Lindon a scholarship.