Stu­dents trans­formed for high school ball

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - TA­MARA THORN

For­mal dresses and tuxe­dos danced around the room on Satur­day 18 when Toko­roa High School had their Olym­pus ball.

The theme this year was de­cided by head stu­dents Tiare Manu and Teariki-terae Tearoa-natua and was said to be the best ball yet.

Co-or­gan­iser Dar­nel Manu said that 150 peo­ple at­tended the ball, 20 of those be­ing staff who dressed as Greek Gods and God­desses.

Tak­ing out the night with King and Queen was Cruze Po­mare and Ree­gan Ford fol­lowed by Matthew Le­tonga and Cu­ra­cao Kaea tak­ing Prince and Princess.

Cou­ple of the night went to Tave Tuakana-natua and Cher­ish Simeon.

Manu said the high­light of the night was see­ing all of the stu­dents turn up so well dressed.

‘‘See­ing those girls who don’t nor­mally wear high heels and make up, they just to­tally trans­formed and they looked beau­ti­ful.’’

She said that the boys were re­ally re­spect­ful and were open­ing car doors and treat­ing the girls re­ally well.

‘‘The rea­son we like to go all out is be­cause some of the stu­dents will never get an op­por­tu­nity like this.’’

She said it was their chance to be kings and queens for the day.

A red car­pet was laid out and fam­i­lies were wait­ing to tak­ing photos as cars be­gan to turn up.

‘‘Two fire en­gines came in and we also had Har­ley David­sons,’’ said Manu.

She said some of the stu­dents told her that they felt like roy­alty.

This year the school had a photo booth that printed in­stant photos which Manu said the Stu­dents loved.

At the end of the night ev­ery­one re­ceived a medal with the Toko­roa High School logo on the front and Olym­pus en­graved on the back.

Manu said from all ac­counts the stu­dents ab­so­lutely loved it.

‘‘Ev­ery year we try to make it the best ball ever, and I think to date this one is it.’’

Deputy Prin­ci­pal Butch Roth­man said ‘‘I think it is the most won­der­ful thing that can hap­pen for the stu­dents’’.

Tick­ets started at $55 in term one, and went up to $70 just be­fore the ball.

This cost went to­wards the pay­ment of the ball which was es­ti­mated at $8000-$9000 in total.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.