SOTY 2017: Behold the global citizens, role models, and future leaders of the world

SOTY 2017: Behold the global citizens, role models, and future leaders of the world

The South China Morning Post/Hong Kong Jockey Club Student of the Year 2017 took place at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel on Saturday, March 17, and the ballroom was packed wall to wall with amazing students and their equally amazing support network of teachers, principals, family and friends.

The 37th Student of the Year saw yet another group of incredibly diverse and talented students. Not only are they devoted to personal improvement, they are young people who hope to one day positively impact the world around them.

Here are some highlights from the day, and a look at this year's impressive finalists.