Student scores top marks
LAUREN Dixon of Maryborough has proven she is among the brightest and best performing students in the state after receiving the top mark in the University of New South Wales Writing Test.
The Aldridge State High School Year 10 student, who did her work experience at the Chronicle early this year, was recently presented with her award at a prestigious ceremony in Brisbane. The national competition attracts more than two million student entries annually.
Aldridge principal Ross Higgins said winning an Educational Assessment Australia Medal was an outstanding accomplishment that showed Lauren’s achievements were of a world standard.
“She is a conscientious and dedicated student – we are very proud of her,” Mr Higgins said.
The medal win tops off a great year for Lauren who has also won the award for Year 10 All Rounder at Aldridge’s speech night as well as Maryborough Youth Awards Overall Young Achiever Award earlier in the year.
Lauren not only excels academically, but she is also a member of the school’s debating team, was runner-up in the Fraser Coast Rostrum Voice of Youth, played a lead role in the school musical and has gained selection in the Wide Bay Triathlon team.
After high school, Lauren hopes to complete a combined degree in law and journalism.