Griffith High School's formal farewell

WHAT they lacked in numbers, Griffith High School year 12 graduating class of 2013 made up for in style and spirit.

Saturday night was the culmination of 13 years of hard work for the 28 graduates who celebrated the milestone with family and friends at the Yoogali Club.

Co-year advisers Nikki Hardie and Melanie Smith described the night as a highlight for the tight-knit group, some of whom have had to deal with loss.

"For such a small group they have had quite a few hardships," Ms Hardie said.

"They have been through some tough times, so it was good to see them graduate with smiles on their faces.

"The kids were very proactive in organising the event and did a wonderful job decorating the auditorium using candles and feathers for the centre pieces. Everything looked amazing."

The girls dazzled in their gowns, while the boys stepped out in style wearing matching suit and tie.

Ms Hardie said the size of the group had made it easy to get to know the friendly, happy, easygoing bunch making the event bitter sweet.

“I feel like I know each of them personally and what they hope to do and the dreams they have,” she said.

“It has been quite a unique and special experience. I will always fondly remember this year group. I am a little sad because I’ve been able to have a relationship and connection with them all. I wish them all the very best for the future.”

Students met at the school before being transported by bus to a private garden for the official photographs.

Later 175 people enjoyed the graduation ceremony, dancing the night away to band Hidden Temple.

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