Brothers celebrate the end of uni
WARWICK born and educated brothers Chris and Kelly Ensbey congratulated one another this month after graduating from university within two days of each other.
As both were dux of The Scots PGC College and achieved an OP1, many would think academic rivalry was inevitable however elder brother Chris (23) claims it wasn't really an issue.
"Sure there was a little sibling rivalry but Kelly was always the brain," he said.
"I won at sports though."
The brothers pursued different avenues with tertiary education: Kelly (21) achieved first-class honours in a Bachelor of Engineering (Infomechatronics) at QUT while Chris took a more sporty route, graduating from the University of Queensland with a double degree in business and science, both with majors in sports-related subjects.
Parents Neil and Neola Ensbey were beaming at their sons' academic efforts.
"We are both very proud of them; they have worked so hard to achieve the results they did," said Mr Ensbey, owner of Ensbey Electrical.
While studying from high school through to university, the boys hardly needed any push to succeed, their parents said.
"They were both very driven, independent learners," said Mrs Ensbey, a maths teacher and Year 12 co-ordinator at Scots PGC.
With both young men employed already, there was no uncertainty about the future to cloud family celebrations.
Kelly works at Brisbane engineering firm GHD and Chris is full-time with Health and Fitness Australia, also in Brisbane.
While ready to take on his new career, Kelly is keen to work tinker with his own inventions on weekends.
"I recently bought a milling machine so I am sure my hours will be filled working with that," he said.
"It is so good to finally finish," Chris said.