The 2021 graduates of Katherine High School celebrated with friends and family on Friday night in the school gymnasium.
The event was back to its prestigious best after COVID-19 scaled back the 2020 ceremony.
Staff were joined by 230 people at the formal dinner and awards presentation, including Minister of Education Lauren Moss, and Shadow Minister of Education and Katherine MP Jo Hersey.
Katherine High School principal Nick Lovering said it was an honour to celebrate the achievements of the Year 12 cohort who showed up each day for school with a determined and resilient attitude.
"This is the time for our students to chase their dreams but also take stock and think about what they want to do, whether it's pursuing further study, finding a job, or simply using this time to travel," Mr Lovering said.
"Time might seem to go quickly, but it's equally important to take it slow, live in the moment, and uncover their purpose.
"These students should be incredibly proud of themselves, and I wish them all the best with their next adventure."
The 47 students will now strike out to explore a wide range of career paths, including marine biology, baking, nutrition therapy, architecture, and forensic science.
Katherine High School Year 12 coordinator Jamyma Kalamaras said the most impressive thing about the class of 2021 is their kindness and compassion for other people.
"They really are the kind of people that we want to lead our future," she said.
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Award winners on the night were: Sebastian Gazey - School DUX, NT Board of Studies top of grade award, and Long Tan ADF future innovators award; Charlize Simmonds sportsperson of the year; Taylah Dehne -Vocational Education Training award; Angus Pickering AMPOL best allrounder award; Liberty Rossiter - Long Tan youth leadership and teamwork award; Jack Firman - principals award; Nikita Kruger - NT Board of Studies top indigenous award; and Petta Tabuai - NT Board of Studies Top Personal learning.
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