Beerwah high achiever

WHEN Beerwah High 2021 dux, Brook Ferguson, was asked over the years what she was going to do when she grew up, she answered everything from hairdressing to being a barrister.

However, now her school days are behind her she can confidently say she hopes to become a civil engineer.

Brooke said it was something she didn’t go looking for but instead it found her “in my little grade nine self at the USC STEM program”.

“It was a job I had never considered but to my discovery not only included my obscure love for maths but will hopefully also push me creatively, and allow me to be continually learning and challenged,” Brook said.

As well as being the dux of 2021, Brook was also awarded for her a string of achievements including the Lions Citizenship award, the Pinnacle award, awards for maths methods, physics and legal studies, as well as for academic excellence.

During the year she was also the Beerwah Dance Company captain and completed the 48km Kokoda challenge.

“I hope and believe it will be something I love – that is my main goal, to be happy. Optimistic, maybe, but like they always say, if you love what you do you never work a day in your life.

“I would like to give a big thank you to my family, teachers, friends and peers. Without you none of this would be possible. And a huge congratulations to all the other dux recipients and fellow grade 12 students,” Brooke said.