The 2018 Brisbane State High School Captains Maeve Moroney and Luke Waldie, and Vice Captains Lucy Millar and Amey Sonaware have an extensive range of achievements between them. It is the captains’ aim this year to influence a culture of celebrating excellence, diversity, acceptance and community, thriving on positivity and collaboration.

Maeve is an active member of the State High community, passionate about philosophy, German, swimming, hockey, softball and cross country as well as being a junior football coach. “After being exposed to the countless opportunities at State High, I aim to ensure that others enjoy the great experiences that I have had,” said Maeve. Luke is a proud third generation State High student, with a keen interest in supporting his fellow students in their endeavours, “whether it’s watching them play, coaching or simply helping when I can”. Luke has benefited from the fast track maths and physics programs, and enjoys the school’s enriched learning environment.

Passionate debater Lucy is also an enthusiastic musician, playing flute and singing in multiple school vocal ensembles. Lucy has taken part in leadership programs such as the Student Representative Council and Peer Mentoring. She has also represented Australia with the Voices of Birralee at the Concorso Internationale in 2014. Amey is passionate about his academic subjects, especially politics, economics and public speaking, as well as playing and coaching cross country and football. “I try my best in all pursuits I engross myself in. This includes things I haven’t tried before, like athletics as well as swimming.”