Students to ‘come of age’

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

MOSS­MAN State High School Year 11 students have been busy prac­tic­ing their old-time dance moves for their “com­ing of age” next week.

Mr and Miss Moss­man High is an an­nual cel­e­bra­tion for Year 11 students which cel­e­brates two of the community’s great­est as­sets - its tra­di­tions and young peo­ple.

Sid and Pally Lloyd have been teach­ing po­ten­tial Mr and Miss Moss­man high school students old-time danc­ing for the past 23 years.

Year 11 co-or­di­na­tor El­liot David­son said the tradition was a unique and mean­ing­ful rit­ual for the school and community.

“The night serves as a rite of pas­sage for our students, a sym­bol of the cel­e­bra­tion of their tran­si­tion into adult­hood,” he said.

Students are judged on a range of cri­te­ria in­clud­ing community in­volve­ment, a writ­ten ap­pli­ca­tion, con­duct in a struc­tured in­ter­view and danc­ing skill.

Mr and Miss Moss­man will be held at the Moss­man In­door Sports Cen­tre next Fri­day, Au­gust 17, from 6pm. Tick­ets are $20 for students or $15 for students or pen­sion­ers and are only avail­able on the door.

Photo by AN­GEL FLETCHER

Top hon­our: Mr and Miss Moss­man State High School 2011 Jake Caltabi­ano and Kate Shrimp­ton

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