Charlotte aiming high
VOLLEYBALL: Charlotte Orgill is well on the way toward achieving big things on and off the volleyball court.
The Gladstone State High School student became a part of the under-19 Queensland volleyball squad after trials in the Dragon Chalice Cup competition in April.
Charlotte's journey began several years ago and she hasn't looked back with her efforts and talents recognised.
"Volleyball started for me in grade eight when I was selected for the SOE (school of excellence) class and there I made the team for my age group,” she said.
"I have been playing for four years.”
She has represented Capricornia and she will don the Queensland colours this year.
Charlotte knew she had talent not long after she started playing the sport.
"I didn't know until grade eight in the late year when I got nominated to go down to the Future Stars Camp and I have been offered that for the past three years,” she said.
"I know that I have got the potential because they see potential in me.”
Charlotte plays in the middle blocker and said coach Adrian Webb has been her major influence
She chose volleyball as her major sport to pursue because of the opportunities that it presents.
"It's just the opportunity to achieve something higher than you thought you'd be able to do,” Charlotte said.
"I'd never thought I'd be able to get to where I am today, but I actually have.”
When Charlotte was asked where she wanted to be by the time she is 20 years of age, she said:
"Well I hopefully want to go for an American scholarship that our school provides for us and hopefully will be over in America playing volleyball and doing a degree in something.”
Charlotte hopes to follow in the footsteps of fellow student Denzi Petry.
"She's got a scholarship over in Kentucky next year and she's encouraged us girls to try and get a scholarship,” Charlotte said.
Clubs: GSHS Sharks, Capricornia
Other sports: netball
Representative duties: U19 QLD White team