'We have so many ideas': Monto State High's captains
OVER the coming weeks, the Times will catch up with all North Burnett's school captains.
Today, we talk to Year 12 students Laney Ariens and Bridget Farmer, captains of Monto State High School.
What changes would you like to help introduce this year?
Laney: Changes that I would like to help introduce this year would be fading out the social boundaries within the school; setting up and organising school activities that all students would be able to participate in, not just a particular social group. I would also like to involve the community in more school events for fundraising and promotion of the school. We have so many ideas already and we're excited to see how they turn out.
Bridget: This year I aim to better our school by encouraging students to participate and get involved in events taking place in our community to raise our school's profile.
Do you have plans for when you graduate?
Laney: The first thing I would like to do when I graduate is travel. I would like to see what the world is like outside of Monto. I'm still considering university, I would like to become a nurse or work within the beauty industry, possibly even law. Really, there's just too many options.
Bridget: After I graduate, my current plans are to study to be a Registered Nurse or something along the lines of medicine. I will leave Monto to study; however, I plan to stay close to family.
Tell us about your favourite school event of the year.
Laney: I like the school athletics carnival. I've always enjoyed sport and its great when you see everyone participating, having fun and encouraging each other with the events.
Bridget: My favourite school event of the year is athletics day as I love the atmosphere of students getting involved and expressing their team spirit.
What sort of example do you want to set for the younger students?
Laney: When you become a leader, the younger students are always watching what you do, and a leader doesn't tell you what to do; they show you how it's done. So, when you have the power and influence to set a good example that's exactly what you do.
Bridget: I aspire to motivate and encourage the younger students to strive academically and to treat our peers and community members with respect.