Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Girls Happy to Book Year 12 Option

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Girls Happy to Book Year 12 Option

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Byline: Charlotte Lam charlotte.lam@thechronicle.com.au

THESE two high school students are bucking the trend of students educated in regional areas dropping out of school.

The Glennie School students are determined to finish Year 12 so they can work in their dream jobs one day.

On the way they are proving wrong the statistics that say they have less chance of becoming millionaires or even prime minister than students educated in metropolitan areas.

"When I finish school I'd really like to go into accounting and maybe even one day forensic accounting," Chapel captain Christine Mundell said.

"I have to finish Year 12 to do that. I have to get an OP and apply for university."

The 17-year-old boarder from Taroom has been set on her career choice for a couple of years now.

"Forensic accounting is an extended branch of accounting, it's about the legal side of accounting and detecting fraud," she said.

"As of last Friday I have finished two head start courses at USQ which are basically two courses in my degree that I'm looking to do ticked off before I get there. …

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