Grammar's OP1s students pleased their hard work paid off
THERE were some very nervous high school students logging in a midnight on Saturday to check their OP scores.
This year, four Rockhampton Grammar School students were lucky enough to claim the ultimate prize.
They were Matthew Wright, Areeb Mahmood (who was also Dux), Georgia Milfull and Matthew Smith.
With this information now available, these star performers are free to plan the next exciting step for their academic journey.
Ms Milfull, said it was the culmination of a lot of hard work and if she didn't secure the top mark, she would have been left asking questions about what more she could have done.
"I was shocked and pretty happy,” Ms Milfull said.
"I kind of wasn't expecting a one at all, I was kinda thinking maybe a two or a three.
"Mum didn't believe me when I said I got a one, she said 'are you sure?' but yeah they were really proud.”
She was intended to undertake the veterinary science program at Townsville's James Cook University.
"I really like animals and I loved science in years 11 and 12 and I like the community side of it as well so I can combine that all together to do veterinary,” Ms Milfull said.
"I've done a fair few work experience stints and they've all said that Townsville is really hands on and their graduates always come out really experienced and ready to go.”
To celebrate the top score, she planned to travel to Tanzania in Africa with her her mother as a part of a youth leadership and positive education program called yLead which would be her "alternative schoolies thing”.
"We climb Mt Kilimanjaro, go to some schools to help out and do a safari, that sort of thing.
RGS Headmaster Dr Phillip Moulds praised the students' efforts.
"The results are a collaborative effort between the students, their parents and the school,'' Dr Moulds said.
"The strong depth of results is very pleasing.
"The school hopes our graduates can now get to where they want to go with each of their individual results.”
Dr Moulds said the school wished graduates all the best for their future in the variety of paths they will now take.