HIGH-ACHIEVING students were given their due recognition at an awards ceremony at Portsmouth College.
Dozens of bright youngsters stood before a packed hall to collect certificates marking outstanding academic and artistic work, as well as excellent commitment to studies.
The event was attended by several leading dignitaries and featured guest speakers Lord Mayor Cllr Paula Riches and Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt, who also presented awards.
One award winner Graeme Stewart, 17, who excelled in maths and science and is awaiting news from Oxford University for a place to study maths, said: 'I had a really good evening and I'm pleased everyone's hard work has been recognised.
'I've had a really good time at the college.'
Steve Frampton, college principal, said: 'I'm feeling brilliant because this is about seeing young people awarded for their success.
'We've got so many outstanding students here who are a source of pride not only to the college but to the city.'