Gympie Times sport reporter Drew Timbs is off to uni and will soon hand the baton over to 2013 graduate Tim Vetter, who will fill the role while he takes a gap year after working hard for his OP score.
Gympie Times sport reporter Drew Timbs is off to uni and will soon hand the baton over to 2013 graduate Tim Vetter, who will fill the role while he takes a gap year after working hard for his OP score. Tanya Easterby

OPs arrive today for hopeful students

THE anxious wait is over for Gympie's graduates, with their Overall Position scores released online today.

Gympie's class of 2013 will join almost 50,000 Year 12 graduates from across Queensland when they receive their OP score online today or in the post from Monday.

St Patrick's College graduate Jasmine Colley said while she was feeling as good as possible about the verdict, the means to an end were certainly stressful.

"Stress would be the first word I would use," Jasmine said of her hard studying for an OP.

The graduate hopes to study for a Bachelor of Advanced Science at the University of Queensland in Brisbane next year and is "excited" to do so.

The course is expected to accept graduates with an OP score of 1-3 and, if Jasmine is accepted, she will be among the first students to undertake the new degree.

An estimate of her OP score done at school suggested she was in the running for an OP of 1-2. She's aiming for a one but says she's happy with the effort she's put in anyway.

"I think I've done as well as I could have," she said.

Jasmine said with the exams all over, she was feeling much more "relieved and relaxed" compared a to few months ago. But nerves had been building in the past few days as her OP verdict drew nearer.

Meanwhile Jasmine's classmate Tim Vetter said while stress didn't hit him as hard during exam time, he too was happy with his efforts.

He has his sights on an OP 6-7.

This would give him breathing room to be accepted into a journalism and advertising-type degree, also at the University of Queensland.

However, while Jasmine said she couldn't wait to keep the study going, Tim will take a gap year as The Gympie Times sports reporter.

The cricket player and fan, who can also be seen on the touch and football fields, will take the baton from current sports reporter Drew Timbs in early January.

Tim said he was keen for a real taste of his preferred career, and something sport-related to occupy him once the Test cricket draws to a close.

Gympie Times


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