Students from Dundee and Angus College celebrated their achievements at the first of two prizegiving ceremonies.
Teenager Alexandra Wilson, 18, of Dundee, has overcome difficult family issues and she picked up the Ede and Ravenscroft Prize on Wednesday night.
She was the main carer for her grandfather and during this time, continued to keep up a high standard of work and attendance on her Lifeskills Plus course.
Louise Henderson, supported education course leader, said: “Alexandra has motivated her fellow classmates and has been able to transfer the skills and confidence she has developed.”
The Leng Trust Prize for Outstanding Endeavour went to Rachel Morton, 34, of Dundee, who is studying for a HNC Applied Science.
Julia Wright, science course leader, said: “Rachel has had a number of fairly serious health conditions over the last year.
“Rachel works to an extremely high standard and has a fantastic outlook on life.”
Talented Amy Monks will have her hands full at a college’s prize giving ceremony as she is set to collect three awards.
The Dundee and Angus College student, 32, from Letham, in Angus, aims to work as a freelance hairdresser while studying to become a college lecturer.
She will receive the Ian Colligan Award for Outstanding Contribution, the Helen Morrison Award in Excellence for Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies and a D&A Attributes Gold Award on May 22.
She said: “I didn’t have a permanent position to return to after having my second child in 2017.
“This gave me the opportunity to really think about my future and my career.”
Learner engagement officer at the college, Tatiana Zorina, said: “She is an inspiration to all and has a very unique work ethic and approachable personality.”
Chloe Coupar is set to pick up the Best 1st Year Joinery Apprentice 2019 award on May 22.
The 20 year old, from Montrose, is doing an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery at her family’s company of Buchan & Coull.
She said: “I was doing work experience with my dad and decided I wanted to become a joiner.
“It really doesn’t bother me at all being a female in what is a male-dominant profession.”
Marcus Beatham, 19, of Arbroath, who struggles with ADHD and epilepsy, will be awarded with the Armitstead Prize for Personal Achievement Award on May 22.
He has been accepted onto an Access to Horticulture course and volunteers at Hope Garden, in Arbroath.
He has represented Tayside in the Special Olympics at football and trains with Strathmore RFC.