Dalby's top students pumped with an OP1
TWO DALBY State High School Students have achieved an OP1 to finally end their schooling days.
Georgia Henning and Daniel Scott learnt their results with the rest of the state on Saturday.
AN OP1 is achieved by the top two per cent of Year 12 students in Queensland, and is the end product of a year of hard work.
Georgia said it was a thrill when she learned her result on Saturday morning.
"Even though I was predicted to score an OP1 all year, I still did not believe I would actually achieve it,” she said.
"When I finally saw it I was very excited.”
Georgia, who will attend Queensland University of Technology studying medical imagery next year, was surrounded by her parents when she saw her result online.
She said her mum and dad were proud of her accomplishment.
"They were really excited for me because they have seen how much hard work I have put in this year,”
"It is a lot of hard work, I studied every day and had to sacrifice a few things but it was all worth it.”
Daniel will be studying a dual bachelors in science and environmental economics at the University of Queensland next year.
He said a balance between school and extra curricular activities is key to achieving an OP1.
"Communicating with your teachers and having a good support base around you really help achieve an OP1,” he said.
Overall it was a successful year for Dalby State High School, with principal Dean Russell congratulating the cohort.
"42% of eligible students have received a single digit Overall Position,” Mr Russell said.
"They worked really hard at everything they did and were supported to the end by an amazing teaching staff.
"When you have fantastic kids and staff willing to go the extra mile, it makes a huge difference and brilliant results like this are generally the outcome.”
Our Lady of the Southern Cross College had three students achieve an OP5 or better from their cohort. Emily Poulos (OP3), Kurtis Sankey (OP4) and Tayla Harvey (OP5) achieved the mark. Outgoing principal John Hegarty said he was proud of all students, saying most received the OP they wanted.
Dalby Christan College could not be reached for comment.