Thursday, March 28, 2024


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Moranbah Debutante Ball 2024

Last weekend, the Moranbah State High School Performance Hall was transformed into a stunning display of aubergine, white, and black décor. Fourteen debutantes graced the stage at the 47th Moranbah Debutante Ball.

Compere for the Evening Neil Wicks introduced the 2024 debutantes and their partners:

Amity Bradley and Cooper Bradley, Ysabella McKenzie-Thomas and Jordan Ewart, Brooklyn Streeter and Will Jaques, Isabella Piccoli Evans and Cylas Moloney, Leilani Cork and Joel Trease, Elyssia Robertson and Loki Clinch, Kaitlyn Lynch and Regan Shelford, Jaime Hinds and Zack Benson, Alleah Seiuli and Zachary Malcolm, Hannah Sloan and Cameron Schy, Emily Crawley and Cooper Bosel, Gracie Noy and Aiden Peterson, Lily Bartlett and Rhys Elliott, Pippa James and Luca Vea Vea.

The debutantes and their partners showcased their talents with a Swing Waltz and a modern rendition of "Single Ladies". Cr Elect Kelly Vea Vea commended their community-mindedness, urging them to uphold respect and thoughtfulness. Miss Lily Bartlett and Mr Rhys Elliott cut the debutante cake, while Miss Hannah Sloan expressed gratitude on behalf of the debutantes and partners. The evening concluded with the Pride of Erin dance, including dances with parents and ball patrons. The dance card featured the Gypsy Tap, Barn Dance, Canadian Three Step, Progressive Jive, and Friendship Waltz. Family and friends joined the festivities, accompanied by the sounds of Mackay band Hot Hot Hot.

Deb Ball Coordinator Judy Naumann said, “The debutantes and partners participated in 9 weeks of practice. To see all of our debutantes and partners up dancing and having fun is what makes this night special.

“This year the Debutante Ball was held in the Moranbah State High School Performance Hall as the Moranbah Community Centre is under renovation.”

Moranbah State High School, Saturday 23 March. Photo credit: Photos by Nell

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