BE proud of your school and don't be afraid to chase your dreams.
They were the key messages from guest speaker Jakarra Hill at the Naracoorte High School presentation assembly last week.
Ex-pupil Ms Hill said she had the opportunity to attend a college in Adelaide, but chose to stay at Naracoorte to complete her schooling and she didn't regret it.
Now successfully studying human movement at university and a member of the SA Scorpions cricket team playing in the national women's competition, she said the opportunities and support she received while at school at Naracoorte were a key to her development.
The staff and facilities offered at the high school were as good as anywhere else and the students should be proud of their school and optimistic about their future.
Ms Hill also reassured students that they shouldn't panic if they didn't know what they wanted to do with their lives, and if they did have a dream, they should go after it - referring to the school motto, Carpe Diem, as an excellent mantra.
A good crowd of parents, students and invited guests attended the presentation night and saw the top academic, sporting and community achievers rewarded for their efforts during this school year.
They also heard positive reports from principal Kym Grant and governing council chairman Brian Petherick, while long-serving staff members Anne Craig and Carol Bennier were farewelled.