Jane Gamgee, Karrine Law, Megan Wheeldon all received an OP of 1.
Jane Gamgee, Karrine Law, Megan Wheeldon all received an OP of 1. Kristin Payne

Graduates receive top results

SHRIEKS of joy and sheer relief were the sounds the parents of OP1 recipient Megan Wheeldon woke to on Saturday morning.

She was one of the thousands of high school graduates across Queensland checking OP results in the wee hours, after weeks of a nervous wait.

"I was so excited, I jumped on my parents to wake them up," Megan said.

The Warwick State High School dux for 2011 said she was relived five years of hard work had paid off.

Megan was not the only Warwick student to receive an OP1: Fellow WSHS student Jane Gamgee and Assumption College dux Karinne Law also achieved the top result.

All girls were involved within the school community, juggling study with a huge range of extra curricular activities.

"Both of us were involved in all of the schools committee groups and took on leadership roles of some sort," said Jane, who was WSHS vice-captain.

Karinne Law was also named Lions Youth of the Year and was the cross country age champion in her final year of high school.

"I'm not sure how I survived term three, it was crazy" she said.

"My only social life was on the holidays" Megan added.

All girls hope to pursue careers in either science or medicine, having only one final nervous wait for university offers, released next month.

Karinne is aiming for a degree in advanced science at James Cook University.

Both Jane and Megan wish to study at the University of Queensland with degrees in medicine and chemical engineering.

Until then the three are happy to have weekends back.

More successful single-digit results were reported to be received by students at both the School of Total Education and The Scots PGC College.

SOTE Year 12 co-ordinator Ian Rowling said he had an exceptional group of students this year.

"They all worked extremely hard and I am confident they will go on to do great things."

Proud Scots Year 12 co-ordinator Neola Ensbey had similar words of admiration for her year level.

"What a great bunch. I am in no doubt they did well," Mrs Ensbey said.


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