DOZENS of Mareeba State High School students, their parents and friends converged on the school’s Hall last week to celebrate their enormous sporting achievements in 2019.
The night also saw multiple-time track and field World Champion and Winter Olympian Dr Jana Pittman as the event’s special guest, where she spoke about overcoming resilience and what’s required physically and mentally to make it at the elite level in sport.
There were plenty of notable awards handed out on the night, however the most prestigious were announced at the end of the night.
The Junior, Intermediate and Senior Sportsperson of the Year identifies those students who have excelled in their chosen sports, and it was Jake Bombadieri, Angus Campman and Hannah McLeod who were the recipients.
Senior Sportsperson of the Year Hannah McLeod said it was an honour to receive the award.
“It’s a great feeling, and I’m glad to see all of the hard work pay off,” she said.
“There’s so many other great athletes here at the school who could’ve gotten this award so it means a lot.
“I would like to thank Mr Hodges and all my fellow students who made it such a wonderful year to compete.”
As far as the School House Awards go, Mckinlay were far too strong across the board as they accumulated the most points at the cross country, swimming carnival and athletics carnival events; thus securing a comfortable overall points win.