OPs have students ecstatic
BUNDABERG is drowning in the weight of smarty pants with dozens of Year 12 students celebrating their success over the weekend.
The release of the Overall Position for Year 12s on Saturday morning has sparked many celebrations.
The NewsMail is aware of at least seven students who received a coveted OP1, the highest mark possible, and a large number of others who received an OP5 or above.
St Luke's Anglican School student Johannah Walker was ecstatic when she discovered she had an OP1.
The Bargara girl needed an OP2 to get into the Bachelor of Law and Commerce she has chosen.
"I just had a big smile on my face," she said.
"I'm just so glad I got a one."
Bundaberg High School student Aiden Price could not believe what he was seeing when his results told him he had received an OP1.
"I actually thought it was a problem with the system and logged out and logged back in again," he said.
But when the result didn't change, how well he had done finally sunk in. Aiden said he was hoping to get into the Queensland University of Technology Deans Scholar's Mathematics Program.
"It really does mean that I have a very good chance of being able to get in," he said.
Fellow Bundaberg High School student and the school's captain Damian Curran was also celebrating his OP1.
"I was pretty happy - I found out at midnight so I woke my dad up and told him," he said.
A third student from the school, Amy Burgess, also received and OP1.
An OP3 had North Bundaberg High School student Wendy Hooijer jumping for joy.
"I am very happy - I only needed a six to get into my course," she said.
Wendy said she wanted to study a double degree, Bachelor of Commerce and Business Management at the University of Queensland next year.
For Kelsea Thompson, one of Bundaberg High School's captains, an OP5 had her over the moon.
"I am pleased with that because I only needed about a nine to do my course," she said.
Kelsea hopes to study a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland.
The students will know if they got into their university course of choice when the first round of QTAC offers are released on January 12.