I spent two years of my student life at Runcorn State High School as a year 8 & 9 student, back in 1989 & 90. That was the most enjoyable time of my student life. As alumni I am proud to see Runcorn State High has developed from strength to strength in becoming a leading school in the area.
I graduated from Runcorn State High School in 1989. I found the staff to be more than willing to help with schoolwork and encouraged me to achieve my goal of becoming a Doctor. I started medical school the following year and graduated in 1995. After 2 years at Royal Brisbane Hospital, I decided that General Practice was my vocation and after 3 years of specialty training I became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. I have completed further studies in the sub specialty field of skin cancer and hold a master of medicine in this field. Skin care takes up a proportion of my practice now but I still very much enjoy working as a General Practitioner.
I must say that without the help I had from staff at Runcorn High School, I would not have had the confidence or belief that I could have achieved my goals and ended up where I am today.
Year 12 Runcorn State High School student Grace Zylstra first started playing baseball when she was 12 years old and it was generally accepted that she would eventually move to softball when the boys started getting stronger. Grace obviously never got the memo as she has gone from strength to strength in the sport for which she lives and breathes…