Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Event Still a Mainstay

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Event Still a Mainstay

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AH, the memories!

Mocktail. It might have been (quite) a few years ago now, but I remember it well.

As a Year 12 student who was a little too focused on study (indeed, a nerd I was) it was a very cool opportunity for me to get out, spend Mum and Dad's money on an outfit, frock up and have a bit of fun.

It was a chance to be seen in something other than my North High uniform and to meet people from other schools. And, as uncool as it might be to have thought so then, it was great peace of mind for my parents -- knowing I was in a safe place, without booze or the risk of drugs. The fact this event is now celebrating as impressive a milestone as this is a credit to the vision of those who first made it happen in the early '90s.

It's also a credit to the schools, the committee, the parents and certainly the senior students who have continued to make it the event it has grown to be. …

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