SUCCESS: The Year 12 Trinity College graduates (from left) Tia Tassin, Nastasha Gernetzky, Natasha Hamilton and Monica Mattingley.
SUCCESS: The Year 12 Trinity College graduates (from left) Tia Tassin, Nastasha Gernetzky, Natasha Hamilton and Monica Mattingley. ROSIE OBRIEN

Class of four ready for big graduation events

FOR Trinity College, an all-girl class of graduates this year is a first.

Tia Tassin, Monica Mattingley, Nastasha Gernetzky and Natasha Hamilton are the only Year 12 students from the school to be celebrating at their highly anticipated formal and graduation this week and they couldn't be more excited.

Tia said they had everything sorted, with a couple of surprises for the graduation ceremony tomorrow.

"We've chosen a blue, white and silver theme, with white roses and metallic candles to be put in vases we've had since Year 10," she said.

"With the help of our teacher Tiffany Archbell, we've got a video send-off that will play at the final service, but as for the music and speeches, it's a surprise."

Like any teenage girls, the two school captains and two student leaders have been trialling hair and make-up in preparation for the formal at Rydges hotel, which is on tonight.

"I went and got my nails done on Monday at Nails Now in Stockland so I'm super excited now," Nastasha said.

As for their dresses, some are keeping quiet, making sure it's a secret until the big night.

"I'm not telling anyone what mine will look like, but I can say I'm going with a male friend as my date," Nastasha said.

Monica is reusing a blue bridesmaid dress, Natashan is wearing a locally bought red number and Tia is opting for something a little different.

"I've decided to wear a black-and-gold jumpsuit," she said.

"The truth is, I bought some amazing shoes first and then had to work around that."

The girls all have very different aspirations for their future careers too.

Monica will be studying photojournalism at USQ, Tia will head to at CQU to study secondary education majoring in mathematics, HPE, and indigenous affairs after going through the 'suns program', Natasha will be learning about aged care in a certificate three, and Nastasha will be moving to Rockhampton to CQU to study nursing and eventually midwifery.



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