HILLCREST High School’s Speech Night and Prize Giving ceremony was held recently with outstanding guest speaker and past Head Boy Stuart Berry. Berry is an international rugby union referee and recognised as one of the world’s top 20 referees. After leaving Hillcrest High School, Berry attained a Master of Science in Hydrology at UKZN and also went on to become an accomplished businessman, owning a company in Durban managing sporting and music events including well known Splashy Fen and Music at the Lake. Berry spoke to the Grade 11’s and 12’s about the importance of dreams, hard work and having a strong friendship and support group. The values of integrity, pride and passion were given the spotlight, as well as the significance of defining your own success and what makes you feel accomplished. Berry illustrated his points with musical examples, which made a really strong impression on the students, the people who the evening is all about. The Hillcrest High School headmaster, Mr C Girvin, who is currently serving his 19th year at the school, said it was certainly the most unusual, but still meaningful, Speech Night address he has ever heard. “Well done to all prize winners. We are sure your success will continue once you leave the Hillcrest High family and we wish you everything of the best for that to be so,” said Mr Girvin.