NEW JOURNEY: Stanthorpe State High School graduate Jessica Hayes (centre) will soon begin her biomedical science studies at Griffith University.
NEW JOURNEY: Stanthorpe State High School graduate Jessica Hayes (centre) will soon begin her biomedical science studies at Griffith University. Liana Turner

Graduates dive into uni journey

THE region's recent high school graduates have now embarked on their new journeys.

Stanthorpe State High School has a lot to be proud of, having nabbed five students in the OP 1-5 range.

Principal Peter Grant said they also sat above the state average with their number of students who placed in the OP 1-15 range.

"We were excited with that being about 5% above the state average in the 1-15 bracket,” Mr Grant said.

"We're extremely proud of the work and commitment of our students who have collaborated with and trusted their teachers.”

He said the commitment of teachers and parents to the students' learning was an "integral part” of the school's good results for 2016 graduates.

"One of the things which I'm extremely proud of is for two years in a row, 100% of our graduates have attained their QCE,” he said.

"That's not to be underestimated because that achievement of 100% QCE for any school is extremely difficult to do and we've done it two years in a row.”

Stanthorpe State High graduate Jessica Hayes has recently moved to Brisbane, where she will study biomedical science at Griffith University's Nathan campus.

While she originally planned to study forensics, her higher-than-expected OP of 5 encouraged her to try out another path.

Ms Hayes said she hoped to undertake further medical studies following this degree.

St Joseph's School principal Phillip McGreevy said the school was excited about the results from 2016 graduates.

Mr McGreevy welcomed the news 100% of their graduates had received a tertiary offer.

"This result came about by matching student aspirations and their results ensuring clear pathways for future studies,” he said.

Mr McGreevy said the school had kept in touch with graduates to keep up-to-date with their career progression, as another cohort dove into final year of high school studies.

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