RESULTS ARE IN: Here are Warwick’s top students
IT WAS impossible to contain the excitement and nerves for many Warwick students this morning as 2019’s OP results were revealed.
Scots PGC student Bridie Shooter got up 15 minutes before midnight to stare down the clock as she waited for the score she had been working 12 years towards.
Luckily, for the OP 1 achiever, it was all good news.
“I definitely wasn’t expecting it, I wanted a two and would have been very happy to get a two, but I’m absolutely stoked,” she said.
For the Scots PGC dux, the score is one step closer to completing her dream to be a legal student.
“I really had my heart set on the Bachelor of Law at UQ, so hopefully that’s where I’m headed,” she said.
“I just want to be out there and help people and I think law will set me on that path.”
Warwick State High School student Olivia Brown was also up at early hours awaiting the results, but the OP 2 achiever was flabbergasted when results went live.
“I woke up at 1.30am this morning because I couldn’t sleep but I couldn’t stop crying after I saw it,” she said.
“I was expecting about a six, I really thought something that high was out of the question.”
Olivia will use her hard work to head into the medical field.
“I was thinking law but now I’m heading towards something to do with medical imaging,” she said.
“I wanted to be able to help people and I didn’t really want to become a doctor because I don’t like all that gruesome stuff so I thought well I can still have an impact on people’s life with medical imaging.”
While Bridie and Olivia set off to Brisbane and Newcastle to fully realise their dreams, Assumption’s top student will head closer to home.
Grateful for the help of her teachers, dux and academic leader Taylah Hoffman is using her OP 4 to follow their lead.
Planning to use USQ’s scholarship for high achievers, Taylah wants to study secondary education.
“I couldn’t really imagine doing anything other than teaching. I’ve had some pretty amazing teachers myself,” she said.
“Assumption is amazing and I loved it so much. I think I cried for a whole week when I graduated but I’m pretty excited for this next chapter.”
TOP ACHIEVER’S TIPS FOR SUCCESS:
– “My main one is to really embrace the support of teachers, I couldn’t have done it without them pushing me to be the best I can be. Also try to associate with friends who have similar aspirations, a little bit of friendly competition will push you higher.”- Bridie Shooter
– “It takes a lot of sacrifice, there were lots of events I couldn’t go to because I was studying but if you want something, work hard for it”. – Olivia Brown
– “My top tip would be that hard work wins every single time, you don’t get a good OP by being naturally smart it’s hard work” – Taylah Hoffman