Prom all glitz and glam
THE GLITZ and glamour of Hollywood made it's way down the Gladstone Entertainment Centre red carpet on Friday night's Toolooa State High School prom.
For Year 12 student Renee Gal the graduation ceremony was worth the wait.
Renee has been a TSHS student since Year 8 and prom was something she looked forward to.
'Everyone was all hyped up for it,' Renee said.
While students had been worried about entering the venue from the back, and there was some rain on the night, TSHS graduation ceremony still made for a memorable night both for students and family.
'It was scary walking up the entrance with everyone looking at you,' Renee said.
It's nerve-wracking time of year for Year 12 students and Renee said graduation ceremony was a night to enjoy themselves.
Year 12 students have not long finished their final exams, the routine of school life is about to finish for them and most are anxiously awaiting to see what the future holds for them.
'Prom was a good night and the last week will be fun,' Renee said.
'It's scary though, because then you go into the real world.'
Renee is planning to complete a degree in accountancy and was already organising traineeships for Christmas holidays.
The end of school was signalled by the prom for most students, and for Renee the end of the year brought with it relief at never having to wear a school uniform again.
Look out for all the prom students when they appear in the 2005 Prom pictorial liftout in The Observer on November 29.