Science, music, physio...here's where our grads are headed
IT WAS 1.30am, but Kelsey Hoger just had to fire up her computer to check whether an all-important email had come through.
QTAC released offers for tertiary placements yesterday, guiding the direction of the future for Warwick teenagers.
Kelsey knew she wouldn't have received an email yet, and she was right.
She had to wait seven more hours for a text message with the news.
The former Warwick State High School student was accepted into a science degree at the University of Queensland in Gatton, a pathway she will use to guide her into a veterinary science degree.
Although it was not her first preference, Kelsey said she was excited to be on the way to fulfilling her dream to be an equine vet.
"If you really want something, there's always going to be a way for you to get it,” she said.
"I'm not too worried I didn't get straight in, I know it's hard to get into, but I know I did my best.”
Kelsey said she loved animals and horses fascinated her the most.
"I went to the UQ open day and went for a tour through the vet precinct, mum said my eyes just lit up so it's just what I'm meant to do,” she said.
Kelsey is planning to move in with family in Gatton.
After her degree is complete, she can see herself moving back to a regional area.
"I'll be happy anywhere I can get a job because I know I'll really enjoy it,” she said.
"I would definitely come back to a rural area before even considering moving to the city, it's just not my area.”
Two of Kelsey's peers are also setting off on exciting adventures this year, after being given early offers for tertiary study in December.
Warwick State High School 2017 Dux Tess King was offered a place at the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University in Brisbane to study music technology.
A keen pianist, Tess has been playing for almost a decade and enjoys improvising and creating her own compositions.
"I love the feeling of it, you tell a story through music it's just a type of communication unto itself,” she said.
"I get to give people a story that's my own.”
Niamh Hogan will be travelling to the Gold Coast to study physiotherapy at Griffith University.
Being helped by a physiotherapist after a netball injury sparked her interest and now she hopes to eventually join the Royal Flying Doctors Service.
"People in regional areas do generate a lot of infrastructure for the rest of Australia and I think it's amazing they can be supported in that way through the RFDS,” she
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