May 6, 2021
Former Kingaroy State High School student Olivia Almond has notched up another award.
In March, she was awarded the Nanango Electorate’s 2020 Year 12 School Leaver’s Bursary, worth $1000, from a strong field of applicants.
Now, Olivia has been awarded a Merit Certificate in the State Government’s TJ Ryan Memorial awards.
Each Queensland secondary school can submit only one nominee for the prestigious awards, which are a memorial to Thomas Joseph Ryan – a former teacher, barrister and Queensland Premier (1915-19).
The awards are provided to students who demonstrate a strong commitment to high academic achievement and outstanding leadership in both their school and the local community.
Olivia is studying to become an optometrist and has begun her three-year Bachelor of Vision Science at QUT.