The 15th of July marked the 2021 Year 12 Fitzroy High School and Collingwood College Formal. After the original event date was pushed and another lockdown seemed all but imminent, it was such a relief to squeeze in this celebratory night. Hosted at the San Remo Ballroom by the Collingwood College Formal Committee, the night was a huge success. When everyone wasn’t busy tucking into the venue’s three-course meals or bottomless soft drinks, it was straight to the dance floor. A combination of music was supplied by Collingwood student Olive, and a live DJing performance by Fitzroy’s Zac Manias and Zeke Joyce-Robertson. Votes were cast for novelty prizes including best dancer (Marley Ford-Dekleyn), best-dressed (Freya Van Dyke-Goodman), and best dressed couple (Ying Ooi & Matthew Federico), with an awards ceremony that involved beautiful sashes and silver tiaras. We were lucky enough to have a professional photographer capturing all of the night’s best moments, and were thoroughly entertained by our teachers’ somewhat uncoordinated but nevertheless epic dance moves.
To all of the teachers, staff, students, and helpers; thank you for all your hard work putting this night together. It was such a great way to celebrate our final year of high school and is a night I’m sure all of us will remember for years to come.
Freya Van Dyke-Goodman 12X