Olivia Bates Juggling so many balls in the air is one of Olivia Bates' greatest challenges but her passion for netball, volleyball and basketball will not stand in the way of her goal of becoming a secondary school teacher.
St Peters College pupil Paula MacKenzie has several strings to her bow, and says taking to the stage for music, dance or theatrical performances is "fun" rather than fear-inducing.
When times are tough, St Hildas Collegiate pupil Shang-Chin Lai draws her greatest inspiration from her mother.
Jenny Lander "I have a very vivid memory of a two-year-old boy, naked in the filthy streets of Lhasa, Tibet, eating sunflower seeds out of the gutter. That image continues to motivate me." From an early age, St Hildas Collegiate School head girl Jenny Lander (17) has been a humanitarian.
Some say a sporting injury is a career breaker. St Kevins College special character prefect Mairead Fox says it can be a career maker.
It's not a stroke of luck that Taieri College sport prefect Katie Kenneally has started winning medals at national swimming meets this year.
"Sometimes there is pressure to live up to the reputations and expectations of others that have gone before you. But this year, I've learned you can only do your best."
Ashleigh Calder is equally at home on the dance floor and the catwalk, but the active 17-year-old says she also finds directing from backstage highly rewarding.
Mitchell Will The sport St Peters College pupil Mitchell Will (17) excels at - lawn bowls - appeals to his "highly competitive nature" and requires strategy developed during hours of practice. An added bonus, he jokes, is "you can beat older people." Mitchell plays at least four times a week and in competitions and tournaments at weekends.
South Otago High School head girl Anita van der Loo (17) describes herself as a "bit of an all-rounder"- and even has the trophies to prove it.
Learning to prioritise and delegate responsibilities has been one of Waitaki Boys High School head boy Tom Verdonk's greatest lessons this year.
If it's got "soul" and "kick" then chances are Wakatipu High School pupil Bruno Shirley (16) will be interested.
"When I was younger, I wasn't really interested in school. I struggled to see the relevance of it because I was so focused on netball."
"The people who are most successful in life are those who are multi-talented. That's why I try to get a foot in everything."
The whole world may not be a stage for Wakatipu High School pupil Jessica van der Kaag - yet - but she has still found time to appear on many during her long involvement with performance and dance.
Mixing a concoction of extra-curricular activities into Waitaki Girls High School deputy head girl Erin Ryder's daily life has helped her to develop successful leadership and project management skills.
Tokomairiro High School head prefect Aaron Lindsay (17) says involvement in the school community has not only helped his time-management skills, but also with his timing - literally.
Tokomairiro High School head girl Deli McDonnell says recent experiences, both in and out of the classroom, have been a "real eye-opener."
The Catlins Area School head pupil Heidi Geissler says on-stage skills translate to sport and leadership roles.