Year 12s Enjoy Their Night of Nights
Saturday, 5 September 2020, marked a momentous date for this year's graduating cohort. With so many COVID-induced cancellations, King’s Class of 2020 held their breath until the final hour, praying that their Year 12 Formal would proceed. And it certainly proceeded in spectacular fashion, as seniors swapped their school uniforms for stunning gowns and stylish suits, to enjoy a night of celebration.
Luxury cars, and the occasional bus or vintage vehicle, lined the Evandale Lake promenade at HOTA, as students waited in anticipation for their entry to the ballroom. In response to event restrictions, parents and friends watched from a distance, viewing the arrival procession that was live-streamed online this year. Professional photographs were taken and cheers from the Heads of Houses and senior staff echoed down the staircase, as students were welcomed into the impressive venue for what promised to be a night of nights.
College Principal, Mr Davis, opened the Formal in prayer and offered some heartfelt words for the unique cohort of students. He reminisced that the Class of 2020 were the first to start school when Prep was introduced, the first to be in High School as Year 7s, and the first to be assessed under the new ATAR system in Queensland, through tumultuous times. Every year, the graduating class are named based on the characteristics of that group, and this year the courageous and resilient cohort were aptly named The Year of Triumph.
While dancing was off the cards for this year’s Formal, fun flowed in the form of karaoke and a Kahoot quiz on all things King's. Hundreds of photos were taken to mark every moment of the occasion, and these will all be shared with Year 12 students following their important exams this week. Thank you to King's staff for their tireless efforts in creating a night the Year 12s will never forget!