St Joseph’s College Toowoomba year 12 student and 2019 Captain Patrick O’Brien has recently been awarded an Australian National University Scholarship.

The 2020 ANU scholarship will allow Patrick to commence study of his first preference — a four-year double degree Bachelor of International Relations and Bachelor of Economics. In addition, Patrick was elected the Deputy Opposition Leader, Minister for Energy, Infrastructure and Housing and Member for Condamine in the 2019 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament. Patrick’s passion for social justice saw him serve as a committee member on the Toowoomba Diocesan Social Justice Commission. At his recent College Awards Night, Patrick received top of cohort for Economics and Mathematics A, as well as Service to Liturgy, Musical and Social Justice. Patrick also received the Bishop’s Trophy for College Captains, College Board Trophy for Endeavour, First Seniors’ Trophy for School Spirit, Dedication and Involvement and the Ken Randle Memorial Trophy for Contribution to College Life, which were all special awards within the school community.

Patrick looks forward to the opportunities and learning that await him in Canberra, and St Joseph’s College wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.

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