Ulladulla High School hosted a moving ceremony to commemorate Anzac Day before their school holiday break.
On Friday, April 12, the cohort embraced the theme 'Respect the Day' with special guests including Milton Ulladulla RSL Sub-Branch president Paul Warren, Aunty Nell Mooney, and the wider public in attendance.
Aunty Nel Mooney spoke of the 1000-plus Aboriginal men who fought in World War One and their contribution to civil rights movements in the 1930s.
Musical and dramatic performances explored the themes of sacrifice, hope, love and adventure with the school's didge group, choir, year 10 drama class, circus and various musicians performing throughout the ceremony.
Narration featured throughout the ceremony, sharing what Anzac Day means.
"It's a day for us to set aside and collectively give thanks ... for those who paid the supreme price for our freedom."
Mr Warren and Milton Ulladulla ExServos secretary manager Darryl Bozicevic also named the coveted Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge recipients. Mr Bozicevic was astounded by the nine nominees initiative, courage, and camaraderie each had shown to their fellow peers.
The 2019 recipients were Chloe Randazzo, Harry D'Ombrain and Alana Doyle. The trio were able to get a peak into what to expect after the 2018 winners Zoe Gunn, Jess Henderson and Megan Jeffers spoke of their empowering experience.
Mia Smith and Ziad El Tobgy were also presented with the Spirit of Anzac Awards for exemplifying the spirit throughout their work and actions at school.