Students praised at awards night
PROSERPINE State High school was packed to the rafters last week, as the school community came together to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the students throughout the year.
Principal Don McDermid welcomed parents and friends to the 56th annual awards night, and announced that next year the school would be undergoing significant infrastructure upgrades.
As well as the upgrades, Mr McDermid said the school would be replacing the OP with an ATAR in 2019.
All states except Queensland report student rankings as an ATAR.
Many students received year level academic excellence awards, in recognition of their dedication and hard work across their studies.
Their achievements are also a nod to the people who are shaping their minds for the future - their teachers.
There were 35 special awards presented to students on the evening, but Amy Hungerford and Siena Gardner proved to be the brightest sparks, after winning the highest of academic accolades, The Senior School Dux.
Howard McDonald, and his athletic prowess saw him take out the overall sports person of the year award.
Senior School School captains, Porsha Hancock and Darcy Larkin said it had been a really big year and that "time flies” when you're having fun.
Mr Larkin, who won Student of the Year, said it was exciting to see what the future holds for
"It's the last official function, so it's bitter sweet,” he said.