Formal season: West Wallsend High marks end of an era

HUNTER year 12 students have splashed out and frocked up for their formal, with many girls opting for form-fitting floor length gowns sourced online.

West Wallsend High students gathered at Fort Scratchley on Wednesday to mark the end of school, before their scavenger hunt and schoolies trips.

School captain Sian Keating was aiming for an “elegant and classic” look and bought the first dress she tried on, a burgundy lace creation with a train, on Hunter Street. “I usually wear very casual clothing and no make up,” she said.  “This is a celebration and chance to say goodbye after six years.”

Kayla Turner already had her heart set on a red off-the-shoulder number when her mum gave the thumbs up to her Pretty Woman style choice. “I can’t believe this is our last school function, it feels surreal we’re now finished forever,” she said.

Tyler Smith, 18, bought his suit from Tarocash in July. “I couldn’t wait, I had to get it,” he said. “It’s something a bit different from what I wore in year 10 [purple]. I like to look my best at all times.”

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