TOP OF THE CLASS: Moura State High school dux Elise Conway is planning to study commerce at university next year.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Moura State High school dux Elise Conway is planning to study commerce at university next year.

Moura dux looks ahead

ELISE Conway breathed a sigh of relief and a huge smiled beamed from her face as she was announced as the Moura State High School year 12 dux.

“I kind of had high hopes (before the announcement),” Elise told Central Telegraph as she had claimed the year 10 and 11 duxes as well.

The 17-year-old said she felt relief when she heard her name announced as the senior dux. “I was pretty excited as well,” Elise said.

She studied English, maths B, accounting, business communication technology, science and economics.

It is in the business and economic field that this teen sees her future.

Elise said her first choices to study at university were commerce and business management or commence and economics. She feels she has a head for business and wants to be a commercial manager.

Speaking to Central Telegraph on Tuesday during her last week of schooling, Elise was feeling a mixture of emotions about finishing year 12. “I’m excited and scared as well – it hasn’t sunk in yet,” she said.

The teen said she was not attending schoolies but instead was heading to Melbourne with a friend for a week, where one of her four brothers lived.

Elise said her family was proud of her being named the dux and she loved being the youngest with four older brothers. “I am pretty spoilt but they can be protective,” the aspiring businesswoman said.

She said she was hoping for an OP of under seven, which is required for her commerce degrees in Brisbane. Elise said she was excited and scared about the move to the state capital along with moving out of home.


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