Student revels in all-round award
NO-ONE could argue the Gribbin children are all-rounders after the baby of the family kept up family tradition on Thursday night.
Year 10 Assumption College student Patrick Gribbin was announced the Best All-rounder at the awards night, an award his three older sisters have previously held.
The eldest, Caitlyn, an ABC journalist in Mt Isa and former Daily News reporter, won the award in 2003, followed by Lucy in 2005 and then Hannah in 2007. Hannah went on to win Dux of the school in 2009.
Lucy is currently studying Human Movement at theUniversity of Queensland, and Hannah, who is on a gap year, is about to start a science degree next year, hoping to continue on into medicine.
With their consistent achievement, you have to wonder what brain-fuelling foods this talented brood was raised on.
Proud mum Julie and dad Peter said Patrick and his sisters had all had wonderful opportunities through their time at Assumption College.
“This has inspired them to participate in all facets of college life,” Mrs Gribbin said.
“Peter and I are proud they have all made the best of their opportunities.”
Patrick said he was surprised to be awarded the all-rounder award, and hadn't felt pressured to secure the prize despite his sisters' successes.
“I was happy with the win. I wasn't really worried, I just thought it would be good to win it,” Patrick said.
He puts his win down to his achievements throughout the year, making it into the Darling Downs athletics team for the 800m, keeping up his grades and committing himself to school football.
With only one week left until the last day of school, the main thing on Patrick's mind is holidays, but he is still focused on keeping up his marks for the remainder of the year and into the future.