Parish Youth Group leader, Garth Burley, was guest speaker at the main Anzac Day Commemoration service in Dorrigo.
Garth, 17, is captain of Dorrigo High School.
He was joined by girls' captain Maddison Henry who delivered the second of two keynote addresses.
Garth wrote and delivered a moving account of his family's association with military conflict over several generations.
He chose four members of his family who had seen active service overseas, related their exploits and then commented upon the impact they had on him.
Garth, with Maddison, soon will sit their final secondary exams.
Garth is considering a career in sports media and promotion.