Graduate receives top medal and scholarship
Noosa District State High School 2016 School Captain and dux Matthew Craigie won the TJ Ryan Medal and Scholarship through the Department of Education and Training.
The TJ Ryan Medal and Scholarship are very prestigious and valuable with only 12 Queensland students selected as worthy recipients from both public and private schools.
NDSHS School Principal Chris Roff is very proud of Matthew's continued success.
"This is a great reflection on the support he received from all our staff; his personal effort and dedication; the opportunities people provided to him and to Patty Riley, who helped him put together a great application," Mr Roff said.
The Department of Education and Training, Organisational Transformation Human Resources Director Maryanne Gosling supported Mr Roff's sentiments stating that awards such as this not only acknowledge the students, but also
the important role of schools and teachers in supporting students reaching their potential.
"Congratulations on your school's achievement," Ms Gosling said.
Three NDSHS graduates have received this esteemed award in the past five years.
Matthew was one of two Australian students selected last year to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) International Science Forum.