Madison takes out school scholarship
THERE were cheers all round yesterday as Rockhampton seniors celebrated their last day of school.
The day was extra special for Rockhampton State High School captain Madison Dyer, who was awarded a major scholarship.
Madison outshone the other applicants and took home the $2000 Alby and Win Forday Bursary which she said would help achieve her goals of studying music therapy in Melbourne.
"I feel greatly honoured to receive the bursary," she said.
"I thought there were lots of other candidates which were well suited to the award."
Madison was awarded the bursary due to her consistently high level of academic achievement, extra-curricular participation and community involvement.
Her teachers said she was heavily involved in events including Relay for Life, and even won the Battle of the Bands district finals.
The graduate, who spoke at her ceremony yesterday, said it was wonderful to receive the award to top off the week.
"We had formal on Wednesday night and everyone looked exquisite," she said.
"I'm glad to receive the award but it's sad knowing that I finish school today (yesterday) forever."
Madison plans to take a well-deserved break to work and travel during her gap year before she returns to study.