Moon­light ball held

Stratford Press - - News - By ALYSSA SMITH Stu­dent Re­porter

Year 12 and 13 stu­dents of Strat­ford High School dressed to im­press at the an­nual school ball on Au­gust 25.

The theme of this year’s ball was To the Moon and Back and stu­dents got to walk among stars, space and the moon in the beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated hall.

The dec­o­ra­tions were all done by the ball com­mit­tee, a group of Year 13s who spent many hours of their time to cre­ate the per­fect ball night for the stu­dents. The ball com­mit­tee held meet­ings over the past year to dis­cuss the theme, dec­o­ra­tions and other as­pects to make sure the ball was planned per­fectly.

All the com­mit­tee’s work paid off and stu­dents and teach­ers alike who at­tended the ball had a great time.

Dur­ing the night, stu­dents had to fill out vot­ing slips and de­cide who they thought would be fit for Ball King and Queen. There were other cat­e­gories to vote for such as Ball Prince and Princess, Cutest Cou­ple, Best Dressed Male and Fe­male, Best Dancer and Best Made Dress.

With the votes all counted the an­tic­i­pa­tion grew to find out who would be crowned. As the names were called, the crowd erupted in ap­plause; Strat­ford High School’s Ball King and Queen for 2018 are Ethan Martin and Briar Arm­strong.

Briar says she was hon­oured to be an­nounced Ball Queen.

“It’s pretty cool be­ing crowned queen be­cause I didn’t re­ally think I would get it at all. I was quite shocked when they said my name,” Briar says.

She says it was an hon­our be­cause with all the plan­ning of the ball there were a few peo­ple she thought could get the ti­tle.

“I didn’t plan to get any awards, I just went for a good time with my ball date and friends.

“I am re­ally hon­oured to be the ball queen and I know that this will be an ex­cit­ing story to tell my chil­dren when I’m older,” she says.

■ See more ball pho­tos on this week’s photo page on page 26

Year 13 stu­dents at the ball

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