|LHC graduates awarded highly-coveted scholarships - 02 February 2017|
2016 graduate and state league netball player, Ashleigh Keefe, has been awarded the Bond University ADCO Sports Excellence Scholarship.
Ashleigh, who achieved an OP1, has commenced an accelerated program at the University this year, studying towards a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, as she continues her netball career as Goal Keeper for the Bond University Golden South Jaguars.
Ashleigh’s scholarship, sponsored by ADCO Constructions, is the only one awarded each year, and is designed to open the door for high achievers in the sporting arena to Bond University’s fast-tracked degree options.
Ashleigh receives a 50% tuition scholarship for her degree program, as well as a $10,000 bursary each year for up to two years.
Ashleigh said that she was grateful to Lourdes Hill College for preparing her so well for university life.
“The learning environment at Lourdes Hill really helped me to feel comfortable in asking questions to teachers and peers,” she said.
Meanwhile, QUT has awarded its biggest scholarship, the Vice Chancellor Scholarship, to 2016 LHC graduate and champion diver, Georgia Sheehan. Georgia’s $30,000 Elite Athlete Scholarship will assist her in her studies in business and journalism.
Georgia continues the rigorous training regime that has brought her international success in the sport of diving, and wishes to pursue a career in media after graduating from university.
Maddison Halvorson and Lydia Argyros have also received QUT scholarships for the amount of $10,000 to help with their tertiary studies. Maddison has enrolled in a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Mathematics, and Lydia has enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science.
Assistant Principal - Learning and Teaching, Mrs Kath Perrier, said that the College was delighted with the overall 2016 academic results.
“I congratulate the staff, students and parents who worked hard to nurture the culture of academic excellence that provided the foundation for this outcome,” she said.
“A special mention must go to LHC OP 1 and 2 recipients. All of these students worked extremely hard and demonstrated consistent determination through their two senior years.”
Three of the College’s 2016 graduates received an OP 1, with an additional seven OP 2 recipients –18.8% of the College’s OP-eligible Year 12 students received an OP 1 to 5.
The following outcomes were also achieved:
* 88.4% of LHC’s 2016 OP-eligible graduates received an OP 1-15, which is the highest percentage for LHC in the history of the OP system in Queensland.
* 57% of LHC’s 2016 OP-eligible graduates received an OP 1-10, which is the highest percentage for LHC in the history of the OP system in Queensland.
* In the tough competition for tertiary places, 97% of LHC applicants received a tertiary offer.
Congratulations to these stellar Lourdanians on their outstanding academic achievements!