Students to ‘come of age’
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.
Top honour: Mr and Miss Mossman State High School 2011 Jake Caltabiano and Kate Shrimpton