Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Look out, We're Free; but Now They're Facing the Real World

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Look out, We're Free; but Now They're Facing the Real World

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Byline: JANINE HILL

ONE day, Gwendolyne Miller might be in the Army, Lakeiya Moellers could be a doctor, Fletcher Reilly might be a civil engineer and Jai MacRae could be an electrician.

But right now they are happy not to have too much ahead of them for a couple of months.

The Kawana Waters State College Year 12 students were simply happy to celebrate the end of their school days yesterday and not have to think about assignments and exams for a while.

"It's just good to have a break," said Lakeiya, who faces years of study ahead of her if she completes a degree in biomedicine, as planned, to become a doctor.

The students said their last year of school had been a big one but good.

"It has been really hard, really stressful, but it's been fun as well," Lakeiya said.

If anything, the four could not believe their last school day had arrived.

"It seems to have gone really quick to me," Fletcher said. "It's just been so busy. It's still good fun, but it's been stressful because so much has been going on," Gwendolyne said.

They said they got through the year by trying to focus on their goals.

"You've just go to do it. You can't stop in your last year," Gwendolyne said.

With the end in sight, the students said they had tried to give school their best shot this year. …

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