Goondiwindi girl Molly Martin, who started her boarding journey at The Glennie School three years ago, has been awarded the highest accolade for her year level Academic First in Year 9.

The Glennie School Foundation presents the Academic First award to the highest academic achievers in Years 7 to 11. In 2017, Molly was awarded this accolade for her year level, after studying in the French Immersion Program, doing 60 per cent of her subjects in French.

Two academic gold awards, academic achievement high distinction awards, and an ace bronze award accompanied Molly’s win.

In 2017, Molly won the Glennie Gift, a handicap 100m sprint race for the 12 to 17-year age champions. 

After phenomenal success at the school’s 800m and 1500m track and field events, and the 4km cross country, Molly represented the Darling Downs and trialled for the Queensland team.

On the netball court, Molly received the Player of the Final award at the season’s end, and was nominated for the Australia Day Sportsperson of the Year award in her hometown.

“I begin each day reciting a motto close to my heart, ‘quitters never win, and winners never quit’,” said Molly.

On completing her studies, Molly hopes to travel and pursue further studies in Primary Teaching.

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