Congratulations Year 12 Graduates from the Cooloola Coast

Kirsten Kenny - Image Elite Photographics

Kirsten Kenny – Image Elite Photographics

Haven’t our youngsters excelled themselves? Here’s four more Year 12 graduates and their budding careers could not be more diverse.. We wish them all the best!

Kirsten Kenney

Like her brothers, Beau-Daniel and Thomas, Kirsten attended Tin Can Bay State School. After grade 8 to 10 at St Patrick’s College in Gympie, she accepted a swimming scholarship, and boarded at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School for her senior schooling.

She was awarded: Academic Honours, Senior School Service Award, Chalmers Prize for Geography, Katherine Carter Prize for modern history, Maria Stevenson Biology Prize, Health Education Prize, Catherine Edmondson Memorial Prize for modern history and English, Zelda McDougall Memorial Prize for environmental sciences, named on the Dean’s list for Academic Excellence in 2014 and 2015. Kirsten is hoping to study biotechnology or biochemistry.

Caitlyn Hayes

Talented Caitlyn Hayes, daughter of Dean and Andrea, is planning on pursuing her passion for photography following her completion of Year 12 at James Nash High School, Gympie. To help fund this she is continuing to work at the Shell Service Station at Rainbow Beach. You can view Caitlyn’s beautiful images at: www.facebook.com/caitlynhayesphotography

Paige Reibel

Tin Can Bay residents Scott and Rebecca Reibel are very proud of their eldest daughter, Paige. Presented with the Merv King Memorial Award for Caring for the Environment, she also attained a Gold Academic Award from St Patrick’s College, Gympie.

Paige plans to study international and government relations and a Bachelor of Business at Nathan or Mt Gravatt campus of Griffith University. A receptionist at Tin Can Bay Tourist Park, she hopes to achieve lifeguard and learn to swim coach certification these holidays.

Toby Chappill

Rainbow Beach resident, Toby Chappill graduated from James Nash High School, partnered by Samantha Dykes.

Graham and Afra Chappill will farewell Toby next year as he moves to Motorsport Training Australia in Albury. It is the only institute in Australia where 15 students per year are selected for a two year Certificate IV in Motorsport Technology.  Toby says he’s feeling “pretty lucky” about the opportunity.

“I won’t be go-karting next year because of study. We get to work on V8 supercars, fabricating, wiring inside the cars and you learn about horsepower and making engines faster. The course will help me know where to go inside the sport.”

Ask him about it – you’ll see him working these holidays at the Sports Club and Rainbow Beach IGA.