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OP scores do the talking

Jadrick Moors and Courtney Flynn with Councillor Russell Lutton. Both students received an OP 1.
Jadrick Moors and Courtney Flynn with Councillor Russell Lutton. Both students received an OP 1.

FOR years, Woodridge State High School students Courtney Flynn, 18, and Jadrick Moors, 17, listened to the doubters tell them their dreams of academic excellence were just that - dreams.

After all, what were the chances of one student at the Wembley Rd school, let alone two from the same year, achieving the coveted OP1 in their year 12 results?

What these doubters failed to count on was the determination of the two teens.

When the OP results were posted last year, Jadrick and Courtney, both Woodridge residents, silenced the critics and realised their goal when they both chalked up OP1s.

It was the first time Woodridge High School had recorded more than one OP1 in the same year and the first OP1 posted by the school in four years.

“We both really wanted to do well and set it (OP1) as our goal, but we were told by some people we wouldn’t achieve it because of the school we went to and where we came from,” Courtney said.

“We wanted to do well not only for us, but also for the school and our families. There is no way we would have been able to do what we did without the support and help from our teachers and family, they were fantastic.”

Thrilled with Jadrick and Courtney’s unprecedented success, Logan City deputy mayor, Russell Lutton, said the pair were an inspiration to many youth in the city.

“Woodridge has been judged unfairly for many years and kids from the area have been dismissed or underestimated time and time again,” he said

“What we have with Jadrick and Courtney is proof that success is not determined by postcode - but by hard work and dedication.”

Dux of Woodridge State High School after topping his class in many subjects, including chemistry and biology, Jadrick credited his success to the dedication of his teachers.

“I don’t think we would have done what we did without them,” he said.

Courtney, who topped her year in english extension and modern history, will now complete a three-year Bachelor of Photography at Griffith University after receiving a full scholarship. Jadrick will undertake a double degree in Commerce and Law at the University of Queensland.


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