Launceston College students who have gone above and beyond have been recognised for their achievements, with the winners of the Special Awards from this year's graduating class announced on Wednesday night.
In previous years, the awards have been held at the Albert Hall, but due to COVID-19, the college hosted a smaller celebration on campus this year.
Launceston College Teacher Liz Bennett said celebrating the efforts of exceptional students was one of the highlights of the school year.
"It's a huge honour and a big tradition for the school, we believe tradition is really important," Mrs Bennett said.
"We have outstanding students and we are honouring these students for their hard work and dedication towards the college and their peers."
Azra Clark received the prestigious Vicki Daymond Award, which is presented to the Student of the Year and is the college's highest honour for graduating students.
Azra said she was honoured and proud to receive the award.
"The bit that will stick with me is the community part of school," she said. "Launceston College has been such an incredible place for me and meeting such a range of people and having the chance to get to know some of the most amazing teachers.
"I'm really lucky to be recognised with this award and it's something I'm really proud of."
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Ms Clark plans to do a Bachelor of Arts and Laws at the University of Tasmania next year. One of the Sports Person of the Year Awards went to Sejr Deans, a talented basketballer who has also been recently signed to the Tasmanian JackJumpers NBL team ahead of their inaugural upcoming season.
"Sport has been such a huge part of my life, and at school, by playing in the basketball tournaments which we were able to win back to back in the Championship," Sejr said.
"I'm super excited to be named as part of the squad and already know that I have basketball planned for the future."
Sejr said he wasn't expecting to receive the award, with his passion for sport being his main focus.
"It's not something that I was aiming for or expecting to get. I just take things step by step, day by day and winning the award is a great bonus."
He said he planned to move to Hobart after exams, where he will play for the JackJumpers for six months and then has his sights set on The US.
"The goal and the dream is to play college basketball in America."
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