Cheryl from Malaysia

High School: Years 11 and 12 at Kedron State High School​​

Current study: Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) at The University of Queensland​​


EQI alumna Cheryl is currently studying a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) at The University of Queensland (UQ).

Cheryl with awards

Cheryl came from Malaysia to study Years 11 and 12 at Kedron State High School (SHS) in Brisbane, Queensland. In 2015 she graduated with an Overall Position (OP)​​​​​ 11 and was presented with the Dux and Advancement of Understanding awards, the John Kieseker Memorial Prize for Mathematics, and high achievement awards in chemistry, physics and graphics.

With her fantastic results Cheryl had a choice of offers from universities in Queensland and interstate. However, after a great deal of consideration, Cheryl followed her heart and her first preference to stay in Brisbane and study dentistry at UQ.

Now in her second year of university, Cheryl is well on the way to achieving her career ambitions and says she will always have positive memories of her time at Kedron SHS.

"Everyone, especially the staff members of the International and Language Departments, really made my experience at Kedron an enjoyable and memorable one," Cheryl said.

"I hope that the school will continue to assist and inspire more students to achieve their dreams regardless of their ethnicity or background because one thing that Kedron really taught me was that indeed, to Strive is to Shine."


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1 OPs are a rank order of Queensland high school students based on their relative achievement in Authority subjects. Each eligible student receives a single OP. OP's are reported in 25 bands, from 1 (first) to 25 (last). For more information visit the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority website.

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Last reviewed 17 February 2016
Last updated 13 July 2018