Kiana Low, Dean Russell, and Tara Routley.
Kiana Low, Dean Russell, and Tara Routley. Meg Gannon

An evening to celebrate excellence from all corners of Dalby

IT WAS a night of celebrating achievements at August's Business After Hours, hosted by Dalby State High School.

The school showed off their facilities, and highlighted their most recent achievements - namely their success in producing employable, working adults for their graduating classes.

School principal Dr Dean Russell revealed 85 per cent of the school's most recent cohort pursued working life, apprenticeships, or tertiary education after graduating high school - an achievement that is a credit to the work of the staff at the school.

Dr Russell highlighted the school's increasing enrolment numbers, to the benefit of the school and its staff, and shared plans and preparations for the graduating class of 2020, who will be the first year 12 cohort working towards their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank, or ATAR, instead of their OP.

The night also marked the last official event for Chamber of Commerce manager Mysty Mooy, who will be moving on from the Chamber at the end of this week.

Beau Radke, Karsten Duvel, Ajay Datt, Mysty Mooy, Grace Butters, Hanna San Juan, Sarah Broadhead, and Jorja Taylor
Beau Radke, Karsten Duvel, Ajay Datt, Mysty Mooy, Grace Butters, Hanna San Juan, Sarah Broadhead, and Jorja Taylor Meg Gannon

Chamber president Rohan May described the "Mysty period” as "one of the most fun times” he had as president.

Mysty was presented with a gift by the Junior Chamber at the end of the night that captured her time spent in Dalby - a caricature by local artist Graeme 'Graz' McCullough.

Check out some photos from the evening: