FIVE students from the Upper Hunter district have been appointed to key leadership positions at The Armidale School (TAS) for the coming year.
And, it may have set some kind of record at TAS.
Scone's Edward Bell is a school prefect and the incoming captain of Croft House.
April Johnson and Molly Northam - both of Scone - are also school prefects as is Merriwa's Bridie Ryan, who is also Tyrrell House girls' captain, while the Tyrrell House boys' captain is Rorie Chambers of Bundella.
The five acknowledged the past yet looked to the future at their induction ceremony at the school on Thursday morning, reciting a pledge that dates back more than eight decades.
Headmaster Murray Guest said leadership positions were not a prize for what has already been done.
But, it was a call to assist the direction of the school in maintaining its standards in all areas, supporting students and inspiring pride in the establishment through good example.
"Above all, they have been called to join in our most important task," he said.
"That is to ensure 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."