School’s jazz cel­e­bra­tion

The Cairns Post - - NEWS -

CAIRNS State High School’s ma­jor 100th birth­day events kick off to­day with an open day in­clud­ing tours, me­mory boards, sou­venirs, mem­o­ra­bilia room dis­plays and the open­ing of the MacKen­zie Walk.

Premier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk will also un­veil the school’s cen­te­nary plaque.

The Jazz Sup­per Club event will be held on Satur­day from 6pm with 800 past stu­dents and spe­cial guests ex­pected to at­tend. For more go to the school’s Face­book page. HOME­TOWN he­roes are ral­ly­ing sup­port as NRL fi­nals footy fever is set to sweep the re­gion.

A swag of play­ers and coaches will be on the big stage tonight and to­mor­row with the weight of the Far North be­hind them.

In­n­is­fail is ar­guably the proud­est, boast­ing Mel­bourne Storm full­back Billy Slater and North Queens­land Cow­boys’ en­forcer Scott Bolton.

Joyce Bolton has been watch­ing her nephew play since his ju­nior footy days on the In­n­is­fail pad­docks.

She won’t make it to to­mor­row’s game, but will be watch­ing in­tently from her Cas­sowary Coast home. “He has re­ally lifted this year and is play­ing out of his shell,” she said.

Ms Bolton said the town was a “breed­ing ground”.

“Over the years we have had a few go through. In­n­is­fail is just a mad rugby league town,” she said.

TABLELANDER: Ben Hamp­ton.

LIFTED: Scott Bolton.

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