The Glennie School Year 9 student Olivia Prewett is modest about her academic achievements, proud of her creative pursuits and optimistic about her future.

While growing up in St George, Olivia has learned to ride horses, muster cattle and get her hands dirty in the shed helping her father to dismantle and rebuild farming equipment. Now a resident in Toowoomba with her family, Olivia is seizing every opportunity. At school, Olivia’s focused approach to studying nets her regular Gold Academic Awards and her goal is to be awarded High Distinction on Speech Day. Naturally gifted in Mathematics, she has represented Glennie at the da Vinci Decathlon for the past three years and also competed at the Mathematics Team Challenge two years running. Confident and comfortable in front of an audience, Olivia extends her performance skills in the Choir, Strings Group, Dance and Drama Showcase. “I love art as a form of self expression with drawing and painting among my favourite mediums,” said Olivia.

Outside the classroom, Olivia enjoys recreational gymnastics and a playful game of tennis. Fortunate to have two talented siblings with her at school, Olivia is grateful for the unconditional support they provide in celebrating her successes. Olivia has identified Engineering and Architecture as careers of interest, and she is on track with her studies to get her there.

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