Students get head start
A SELECT few students across the Gladstone region will be rewarded over the next few weeks with a scholarship to attend Toolooa State High School in 2011.
The nine Year 7 primary school students will be presented with their scholarship by the Toolooa Principal, Alan Whitfield in upcoming ceremonies at their schools.
The first of which was held yesterday afternoon at Clinton Primary School where Curran Lea and Georgia Muir were surprised with the announcement.
Both students were over the moon and are excited to start high school with Toolooa next year.
Georgia was chosen for the sporting scholarship and said her excellence in school sports as well as being sports captain got her over the line.
“I play soccer and do athletics and cross country and my Dad really wanted to me apply, so now I am just excited for high school,” she said.
Curran said he was excited about Year 8 and that he received the award for his excellence in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
“I applied because I thought it would be a good boost to my start at high school,” he said.
Curran is a student councillor and has been captain of the readers club for two years.
Other students who will be receiving the awards in coming weeks are Kaitlyn Read, Hayley Ward and Brayden Cook for STEM, Tahlia Downey for visual and performing arts, Stacey Rohdmann and Savanna Schulze for instrumental music and Jay Mann for sports.