St Mary’s College OP1 achievers Marnie Mitchell (back), Mylyn Dat, Reanna McFarland and Jaycie Bohan returned to school to encourage others.
St Mary’s College OP1 achievers Marnie Mitchell (back), Mylyn Dat, Reanna McFarland and Jaycie Bohan returned to school to encourage others. Claudia Baxter

Girls with goals share study tips

LAST year they joined an elite group of high achievers who received the ultimate academic reward with an OP 1.

But not content to just rest on their achievements, four St Mary's College students returned to their former school yesterday to encourage others to strive for their own academic goals.

All 17, the girls will be based at the University of Queensland St Lucia campus this year, Jaycie Bohan studying speech pathology, Mylyn Dat psychology and Reanna McFarland and Marnie Mitchell pharmacy.

The girls said receiving the top score had come as a relief and meant all their hard work had paid off.

“I always wanted it,” Mylyn said.

“Even when I was little and didn't understand what it was all about.

“It was the ultimate goal.”

For Jaycie, working to achieve the score meant she had to establish good study habits and understand her capabilities.

“We will find out this year how it benefits us,” she said.

“I feel capable and ready for uni.

“I know my study style, when to work and how to plan.”



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