​​​​Alumni stories and student profiles from Kawana Waters State College

Student Stories

​Carlos Bray

I was privileged to be part of the first class of Medical Science students at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  In 2017, the University of the Sunshine Coast offered me a Full Scholarship, largely attributed to my school results and involvement in extra-curricular and community.  In the future, I am interested in working as an orthopaedic surgeon.

​Chloe Gubecka

During my time at school, I juggled a full timetable plus regularly competed nationally and internationally in long distance swim marathons.  In 2019, I competed in the World Championships in open-water swimming.  I received entry into university through my Rank Score.  In the future, I would like to work with professional athletes at the Queensland Academy of Sport.

​Samantha Howcroft

I began dancing at the age of four, later training and studying at the Queensland Dance and Performing Arts College.  At the age of 19, I moved to Melbourne on a scholarship at Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance.  In 2015 I became the principal and Director of SJ Dance Studio.  I ensure my dance studio focuses on each child's needs;  'Leave no child behind.'

​Regan Nutley

During school, I completed a Certificate II in Electro-technology at the Sunshine Coast Technology Trade Training Centre.  After school, I obtained an apprenticeship with a local electrical business and enrolled at TAFE (Nambour).  I would like to one day pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering.

​Zoey Neeld

I have always wanted to be a midwife.  Knowing I couldn't get in directly I completed a Certificate II and Certificate III in Basic Health Care at the Health Education Unit at Kawana Waters State College.  My teacher was amazing; her knowledge of the industry really inspired me.  Being part of the Headstart program at the University of the Sunshine Coast gave me an insight into my degree.  Once I finish the Bachelor of Nursing Science, I will complete an extra year to complete my study in midwifery.

​Jaziel Turpin

After being accepted into the University of the Sunshine Coast, I was offered the Vice Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship, for my academic results in my secondary studies.  My goal is to become a professor of Pure Mathematics, so I can continue my fascination and research with mathematics and teach and nurture students who shar​e that fascination.​

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Last reviewed 24 August 2021
Last updated 24 August 2021