Dux Runner up Brooke Tranent , Dux winner Laura Gilbar and Bursary winner Tiffany Brown are looking forward to graduation after years of hard work. Photo Trinette Stevens / Morning Bulletin
Dux Runner up Brooke Tranent , Dux winner Laura Gilbar and Bursary winner Tiffany Brown are looking forward to graduation after years of hard work. Photo Trinette Stevens / Morning Bulletin Trinette Stevens

North Rockhampton students claim top honours in academics

LAURA Gilbar, Brooke Tranent and Tiffany Brown's social lives took a back seat this year, not that they are complaining.

The North Rockhampton State High School students found themselves receiving top honours at the school's awards night.

School captain Laura was awarded dux with Brooke named runner-up while Tiffany Brown was presented with the Gladstone Ports Authority award.

Brooke said the three girls all were close friends.

"We all approach school the same way," Brooke said.

"We spend a lot of time together studying rather than watching movies."

The girls agreed their social lives took a back seat but the results were beneficial.

Laura said there were 160 students in Year 12 who proved to be tough competition.

"We have very bright students in our grade and I see a lot of us going places," she said.

"I'm honoured to receive the dux award out of so many talented students."

Tiffany, who won the bursary, said teachers nominated her for the award.

"The award is for someone who's continuing tertiary studies and who has some financial challenges," she said.

The three Year 12 girls are set to graduate this week and are all awaiting responses from universities.



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