Riley McGuire with Laura Gilber the at NRSHS formal.
Riley McGuire with Laura Gilber the at NRSHS formal. Contributed ROKNRHIGH

Rockhampton student's hard work pays off with OP1

LAURA Gilbar hasn't stopped smiling since finding out she received an OP1.

The North Rockhampton State High School graduate saw all of her hard work pay off when looking at her score at midnight on Friday.

And 'hard work' might be understatement.

Laura told the Morning Bulletin she had to be 100% committed to her school work to ensure she took out the op score which is needed to get into a veterinary science course at the University of Queensland.

"I had to give up social life and study (a lot)," Laura said.

The Year 12 graduate said you really have to want that OP score and work for it yourself and have a lot of support. .

"I did homework on weekends and caught up on notes."

An OP1 was needed for Laura to get into her desired course, which saw her take tought subjects such as chemistry, maths b and c, accounting and physics.

Laura said she is now a bit more confident about getting into her vet course but will have to wait until January to find out.

"I've wanted to be a vet since I was quite young," Laura said.

Laura's advice to those heading into Year 12 is to realise your OP is not the end of the world and there are plenty of opportunities out there.

"Year 12 was a great year and we've all worked hard," she said.

Laura said she lucky to have friends, teachers and her parents helping her through the stressful times as she tried to achieve her best result.

We would love to hear your OP1 story.

Contact Lisa Benoit on 4930 4288 or email lisa.benoit@capnews.com.au



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