Toolooa State High School student Courtney Rohde has received one of Australia’s highest honours for her services to the Gladstone community.
Toolooa State High School student Courtney Rohde has received one of Australia’s highest honours for her services to the Gladstone community. Chrissy Harris

Courtney rewarded for her efforts

OVER the weekend a Toolooa State High School student was awarded one of Australia’s highest honours at Queensland Parliament House.

Courtney Rohde was nominated by her high school for the Order of Australia Student Citizenship award for her services to the community.

Principal Alan Whitfield said Courtney was an outstanding student and a fantastic contributor.

“We felt her services and achievements, both in the school and in the community deserved recognition,” Mr Whitfield said.

Courtney’s volunteering record is outstanding; including her work for the Kareeba Venturer Scouts, representative for the Venturer Youth Scout Council and she is a proactive member of the Uniting Church.

On top of that she will give up her schoolies week to volunteer in the Grampians and then go on to help the orphanages in Fiji next year.

A true achiever, Courtney has excelled in all areas of her life and academically received nine bursaries in the 2009 school year.

Courtney has proven not only to her teachers and peers of her abilities but has also inadvertently taken on a role as a mentor to younger students.

She has participated in fundraising events such as The Biggest Morning Tea, 40-hour famine and big roles in her time as school captain.

“Courtney is a true asset to our school and we are pleased to see her achievements being recognised,” Mr Whitfield said.

“She has done herself, her school and her community very proud and we congratulate her on her award.”



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