WELL DONE DAN: Dalby Christian College school captain Daniel Peters swept this year's award ceremony on December 3, 2020. Picture: Sam Turner
WELL DONE DAN: Dalby Christian College school captain Daniel Peters swept this year's award ceremony on December 3, 2020. Picture: Sam Turner

Dalby school captain rewarded after strong academic year

THE Dalby Christian College school captain has capped off a successful 2020 after he received several awards for his studious efforts in 2020.

Year 12 student Daniel Peters walked away with the Long Tan Award, the Western Down Regional Council Community Bursary, and the year 12 Merit Award at the school’s awards assembly on December 3.

During a year heavily impacted by coronavirus, Daniel said he and his cohort were able to rally and finish the year off on a high.

“We had already got used to the new ATAR system, so we didn’t have to adjust too much for that,” he said.

“Going to school from home actually kind of helped me because I could do it at my own pace, and do the assignments when I wanted, and school work at other times.”

Students across Australia began the hard slog at home following the enforcement of restrictions due to the rise of coronavirus globally.

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Online learning became the norm for part of the year, before students returned to their classrooms thanks to a decline in active cases in Queensland.

The final few weeks of year 12 were some of Daniel’s favourite parts of 2020, with students being able to let their hair down.

“The last few weeks, even during exams, we were able to relax a bit,” he said.

“It was really different to normal school, and it was good.”

Following his graduation, Daniel says he’s hoping to study clinical exercise physiology at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) next year.

“I’m just really interested in how people can get injured, and what affects them returning from injury,” he said.

“I just really enjoy learning about exercise rehabilitation.”


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