Year 12’s ‘Red Carpet’ event, their end of school life formal, was held at the Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club on Thursday, November 15 with students transforming themselves into glamorous young adults ready to face the world with new found confidence and knowledge.
Year adviser, Tim Bradley, welcomed students to the stage as Bev Andren, head teacher support for year 12 and principal, Ian Moorehead presented them with their year book, DVD, school reference and presentation scroll. Mr Bradley said a few words about each student as they walked up to the stage, sometimes giving away a little unknown trait or secret, much to the delight of the audience.
Speeches on the night were given by David Wu and Tom Gersbach on behalf of their peers, who thanked the parents for their love and support, Aysha Kerr and Danielle Poyzer to the school in praise of the quality of the education they received over many years, Georgia Mills and Kayla Pratt who gave thanks and gifts to the teaching staff and support staff in recognition of their dedication and Harrison Balodis who made a heartfelt speech to his peers and the school.
Aysha Kerr, Nathan Lygon and Jake Emerson also thanked Meaghan Holt for her support and presented her with a bouquet.
Mr Moorehead, thanked year 12 for their acceptance and trust in him in such a short time and wished them all the very best for their future and looked forward to hearing of their successes.
Mr Bradley, gave a humorous speech offering lots of good advice to his charges including “always wear sunscreen” but also advice based on life experience.
“Sometimes in life you are behind and sometimes in life you get ahead but to remember that the race is only ever with yourself,” he said. He advised students to “remember the compliments that you are given and forget the insults; respect you elders; take in plenty of calcium because your knees with thank you later in life; leave your hair alone and read all the directions even if you don’t follow them”.
Musically talented student Emma Clark sang on the evening and talented guitarists Kane Gardaya, Clancy Mills and Alex Sargent entertained the audience.
The spectacular cake, consisting of 96 personalised cupcakes, was cut by Emma Clark, Beth Prowse and Hayley James. The cakes were lovingly made by Sandi Huff and the students and parents extended thanks to Sandi for her outstanding decorating skills.
The students and staff at Eden Marine High School wish the outgoing year 12 all the very best in life and success in whatever field of employment or study they pursue.