Rhyan McMillan, formerly of Tokomairiro High School, is a captain with Peninsula Airways, Alaska, flying Saab 340 aircraft.
Hamish Garry, formerly of John McGlashan College, is helping to build a rammed-earth hall in Tanzania.
Cambell Gibbons, formerly of East Otago High School, is a qualified baker and chef who three and a-half years ago became a part-owner (with two other people) of Beano’s Bakery in Waikouaiti.
The future of Otago, if not New Zealand, looks to be in good hands if this year's crop of Class Act winners is anything to go by.
Harnessing nuclear fusion to create cheap, safe energy is moving closer to reality and a former Dunedin man is hoping to play a part. Kim Dungey reports.
Adam Hall has come a long way since his days at Taieri College. Kim Dungey reports.
A man who helped lead the student volunteer army after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake says the city will always be home, but it's time to move on.
Former Class Act recipient Kelly Smith has traded Central Otago for a remote windswept island in the Southern Ocean. Kim Dungey reports.
They're the generation who demand cutting-edge technology, greater work-life balance and fast-track promotions. So how are some of our high-school highest achievers getting on in the world? Kim Dungey tracks down the Otago Daily Times Class Act recipients from 2005 and finds out what they are up to.
Prime Minister John Key meets recipients of the 2011 Otago Daily Times Class Act awards at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery yesterday.
Plans can change, as one Class Act student found out post study, Kim Dungey reports.
They were the stars of their year back in 2004, poised to take on the world. Seven years on, Kim Dungey has caught up to see what they are doing now.
Many of New Zealand's talented young people are heading overseas in search of money and adventure. Kim Dungey asks those recognised by Otago Daily Times Class Act awards in 2004 if there is any incentive to stay.
Studying at Cambridge is magical. A bit like Harry Potter, Andrew Haines tells Kim Dungey.
As the Otago Daily Times prepares to celebrate another group of high-achieving high school pupils with Class Act awards this week, Kim Dungey looks back at the class of 2003.
All too often, it is the shortcomings of the young that grab our attention - and with this come expressions of displeasure, denigration, despair - when there is so much about their achievements to celebrate.
"Your mum and dad, your family and friends - they are so proud of you today. It's a good day to ask for something you really want."
Bayfield High School • Andrew Baldwin (23) Associate of Trinity College, London, in voice; BMusHons first class. Is temping and tutoring in Auckland to save money for postgraduate studies...
‘‘It's important to remember that your identity is a living thing. It's OK to let it change. You don't have to be stuck with it forever - it's good to try new things and let your identity grow.''
From singing in school productions to performing a duet with the late Rob Guest, Emily Burns excels on the stage.