THERE can be no objection. Khari Garavelis and Mikkey Nguyen have a talent for legal studies.
Even while weighed down with exams last semester, the two Corinda State High School students found time to enter a state-wide legal studies competition.
The Queensland Rule of Law Essay Competition required each girl to submit an essay based on a compelling legal topic.
Both senior students said working on their essays during exams had been a trial and made their submissions only moments before the competition's deadline.
Their extra efforts were rewarded, though, with the girls winning a combined total of $1600 in prize money.
Miss Nguyen, a Year 11 student, said a lot of research was involved in writing the essay.
"But I find the subject of legal studies to be interesting and hope to one day work as a criminal lawyer," the 16-year-old said.
Miss Garavelis said she was pleased - and a little surprised - when she was notified as a winner.
"I completed the essay within only a couple of days," the Year 12 student said. "My father, who is a legal studies teacher, was also surprised."
The girls were presented their awards during the annual Business Educators' Association Queensland State Conference last Friday.
Their prize money will go towards supporting their future education and enrichment.