Noosa District State High School Year 12 students celebrated their graduation yesterday with a ceremony to publicly acknowledge their completion of high schooling.
The elegantly dressed students crossed the hall stage in their formal dresses and suits and received their Queensland Senior Certificate of Education from school Principal Mr Chris Roff and Senior School Deputy Principal Ms Stacey Daveson.
The audience applauded and admired the attractive outfits as each student was individually named by Year 12 Coordinator Miss Bridge Muir.
Principal Chris Roff spoke about the amazing transformations of the students from Year 8 to Year 12, referring to the analogy of a caterpillar metamorphosing into a beautiful, perfect butterfly.
School Captain Matthew Craigie delivered the valedictorian speech, reflecting on the good times the Year 12 cohort have shared together and the importance of using their expert knowledge of social media to stay connected long after graduation.
School Vice Captain Reagan Greentree acknowledged and thanked Senior School Deputy Ms Stacey Daveson, Senior School Head of Department Mrs Patty Riley, Year 12 Coordinator Bridge Muir, Year 12 home group teachers and all the subject area teachers at NDSHS for their guidance, professionalism, expertise, kindness and support.
The audience enjoyed many laughs and lighthearted moments with the Year 12 video, which featured students reflecting on what they would most miss about NDSHS, with "lunch, tuckshop, friends and Mr Boulden" as the most common responses.
Most Year 12 students continued the celebrations attending the formal evening hosted by the RACV Noosa Resort.
The RACV Noosa Resort's entertaining area was elegantly decorated by the Year 12 parent formal committee, with stylish gold and white as this year's theme colours.
The Year 12 students enjoyed a tasty three course meal, posed for photo-booth pictures and then took to the dance floor, remaining there with many of their teachers for most of the evening.
The RACV Noosa Resort's Senior Conference and Events Coordinator Mr Shane Cox was most impressed by the Year 12's behaviour and enthusiastic attitude.
"Like always, the Noosa District students were very well behaved," Mr Cox said.
The Year 12 students had a topping night, receiving a send-off they deserved and will never forget.
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