Throughout January the Tribune featured a series called A letter to my 16-year-old self where Yass identities offered advice to themselves as a 16-year-old.
Here are their letters:
'Give something back': Aboriginal elder Eric Bell
Don't hinge all your hopes on basketball: Yass Police Sergeant Tom Lawless
A few things that may help you: Yass Valley mayor Rowena Abbey
'Stop worrying so much': Nationals Burrinjuck MP Katrina Hodgkinson
Schooling makes all the difference: Yass GP Dr Ray Burn
'Listen to yourself': Tribune editor Karan Gabriel