Jordan Young, with his parents Paul and Janine, will pursue a career in medicine or bio-medicine after earning an OP1.
Jordan Young, with his parents Paul and Janine, will pursue a career in medicine or bio-medicine after earning an OP1.

Bright future ahead

FOR Jordan Young, it's a toss up between three universities - Griffith, James Cook or University of Queensland.

Of course, it could depend on which university accepts him first but with an OP 1 under his belt and a bright future ahead, there is virtually nothing standing in his way.

His hard work and study efforts were not impeded in any way by the fact he was a student of the Brisbane School of Distance Education.

"I love the flexibility that comes with distance education," a humble Jordan said.

"We send assignments in through the post, and you can go to lessons in your pyjamas."

Saturday was the all-important day for the Year 12 graduate, as it was for thousands of Queensland school leavers around the state, but Jordan said he was shocked when he saw the number one.

"I was surprised," Jordan said.

"I guess I was lucky my cohort at the BSDE did so well at QCS."

The highest possible score will undoubtedly secure him a place in a medical or bio-medical course at a tertiary institution of his choice and allow him to pursue his areas of interest. But when it comes to packing up and shifting off to college, Jordan is instead taking a hard-earned break.

"I'll be taking a gap year and use it to be working here in Emerald and earning a bit of cash. I'm kind of trying to keep my options open."

Jordan thanked the Marist College for its help and support throughout his senior years with the BSDE.


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