Uni scholarship for school dux
LEONA Adams has been awarded a $76,000 scholarship to study an arts and law degree at Bond University.
As dux of her year, the Year 12 student received the Dux Collegiate Scholarship for Banora Point High School, which is an exclusive scholarship for Banora Point students.
Leona, 18, is looking forward to starting university next year, but not before some well-deserved celebrating after her HSC exams next month.
"I'm so excited and so ready. Bring it on," she said.
"I graduated high school last Friday, but I still have to sit my exams ... so I've still got some work to do between celebrating."
The scholarship will cover half of her university fees.
"This scholarship means that I am able to stay local, which is something my family and friends are happy about."
With a passion for law and a lifelong dream to be a prosecution lawyer, it's no surprise her favourite school subject is legal studies.
"Law is my passion, but I'm also interested in history and international relations, so an arts degree will give me the opportunity to look into these areas further," she said.
"For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a prosecution lawyer in the District or Supreme Court."
Leona's parents Paul and Simone could not be prouder.
"We are so proud of her and so grateful for the opportunity," Mrs Adams said.
Her sister Ayla also wants to go to Bond and hopes to get the same scholarship.