Maryborough State High School’s positive ticket recipients, Roderick McKinley and Kent Mischke, receive their awards from Sergeant Paul Behne and Senior Sergeant Tony Cole.
Maryborough State High School’s positive ticket recipients, Roderick McKinley and Kent Mischke, receive their awards from Sergeant Paul Behne and Senior Sergeant Tony Cole. Valerie Horton

Boy rewarded for handing in purse

TIM AND Myrtle McKinley are two proud parents this week.

Their son Roderick came to the attention of police – for the right reason – and was rewarded with a positive ticket worth $20 at a local surf shop.

Roderick earned the recognition after handing in a purse he found on a table at Maryborough Central State School.

He saw it there one afternoon when he went to pick up a sibling. And he didn't think twice about what he should do.

“I just took it to the police station,” he said.

With nine children in the family, his parents have had lots of practice instilling values into kids.

“We teach them right from wrong and to treat people the way they would like to be treated,” dad Tim said.

“I'm very proud of him,” mum Myrtle said. “He's always doing the right thing, our fella – he's a really good kid.”

Roderick and his Maryborough High School classmate Kent Mischke were both awarded positive tickets at a school assembly yesterday morning.

Kent was nominated for a ticket by a police officer and a council employee who had noticed the work he put into the Maryborough Technology Challenge.

“I helped out with the sound and lighting, all day Saturday and half a day on Sunday,” he said.

“It's something I just like doing. And this is really good,” he said, showing his positive ticket.



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