The Armidale School’s prefects for 2017-18 were inducted at a ceremony at the school, with the 17 students coming from a broad range of localities from across the state.
The senior prefects are Ben Louis from Hernani near Ebor, and Bonnie Bremner from Inverell.
Two deputy senior prefects have been appointed – Henry Hughes from Glen Innes, and Georgie O’Brien from Gunnedah.
They will be supported by 13 other prefects from Newcastle, Moree, Burren Junction, Grafton, Walcha and Armidale.
At their induction ceremony, Headmaster Murray Guest said prefectship was not a prize for what has already been done already, but a call is to assist the direction of the school in maintaining its standards in all areas, supporting students and inspiring pride in the school through good example.
“Above all, they have been called to join in our most important task – ensuring that every student in this school is able to feel supported and is confident that his or her best efforts will be applauded and never derided,” he said.