Three hundred guests gathered to celebrate a historic milestone for Morawa District High School last Friday, as the school commemorated its 100th birthday. Established in 1923, the school had an average daily attendance of eight pupils. Today, MDHS has an 180-person student body, and is still providing a strong, sustainable education for Morawa and the surrounding towns from kindergarten to Year 12. The event held on Friday hosted past and present staff, students, parents and families who have shaped the culture of the school over the past century. Principal, Tonia Carslake, said: “Every moment was a reminder of the incredible potential that lies within our Morawa community.” The school held an open classroom event, which enabled visitors to visit classes and experience the education the school provides. Teachers were celebrated as the backbone of the school and community. “It was a chance to see the passion and commitment of the teachers who go above and beyond to ensure every student receives a quality education,” Ms Carslake said. “It was a day filled with pride, nostalgia, and a deep sense of community.” This year also marks the 60th anniversary of agricultural education at the school, and its brass band.