Photos from Spinifex State College Mount Isa awards night

Spinifex State College celebrated a year of its education and extra-curricular activities at its annual awards night at the Mount Isa Civic Centre on Wednesday.

Matthew Cobden took out the most prestigious prize of the night, the senior dux for the best overall academic performance in Year 12.

Matthew also won the Australian Institute of Mining Metallurgy Award, and Award for excellence in Mathematics.

Year 12 captain Tara Cherian took out numerous awards: Caltex Best All Rounder Senior Award, Leadership Award, School Service and Citizenship Award, ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award and Jan Truss Award for Excellence in English.

Other major winners were:

Seleena Blackley: Junior Dux and Excellence in the Arts Award

Charlotte Leech: Best All Rounder, NAPLAN achievement awards

Emma Moro: Leadership award, School Services and Citizenship award.

Shanika Saltmere:  Leadership award, School Services and Citizenship award.

Cody Burnett: ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award, Australian Institute of Mining Metallurgy Award (Y10)

Tracey Mutimbe and Kovey Pang: JCU Academic Encouragement Award.

Gabrielle Wakefield: Zonta Achievement Award (Y12)

Jesika Russell: Zonta Achievement Award (Y9), Australian Institute of Mining Metallurgy Award (Y10)

Rhys Shelley Sportsperson of the Year

Lachlan Liddle Work Experience Student of the year

Jessica Celona School-based apprentice/trainee of the year

Jacobus Claasen and Breanna Johnston TAFE Students of year

Ethan Farrelly AusIMM science award 

Lisa Fraser: Eisteddfod excellence in the arts award

Kelsey Gleeson: Excellence in business award.