Teenager fondly remembered
KARLA Pollard will always be remembered fondly by the Tannum Sands State High School community.
Principal Ray Johnston said the talented teenager would be mourned by all who knew her.
"Karla was a multi-faceted person who made her mark not only within the school, but far beyond it,'' Mr Johnston said.
He said her passion for helping others was highlighted through her fundraising efforts through the 40-Hour Famine for World Vision.
"She applied to become a World Vision Ambassador and was almost selected that year, until they found out how young she was. However, her drive continued and she travelled to India for World Vision, visiting her sponsor child in a village as well as fulfilling her ambassador role,'' he said.
Mr Johnston said Karla was also a gifted student and wanted to combine her interest in science with her desire to help others.
"Karla spoke to me many times of her dream to combine science and aid work, by becoming a doctor one day, to work in overseas missions,'' he said.
He said Karla was "the type of kid who made things happen'' and would be greatly missed.