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Students step out to new challenges

TODAY is the first day of the rest of their lives.

Maisha Rahman is one of the hundreds of Year 12 students in Toowoomba and the surrounding regions who will graduate from high school tomorrow.

Miss Rahman was named the Dux of Centenary Heights State High School earlier in the week and said the fact she won't be returning to school next year hit her a little bit earlier than her classmates.

"It hit me a week ago (that we won't be coming back next year)," she said.

But her fellow student Carlie Williams said it didn't feel like it was the end of her school years.

"It doesn't feel like it's happening," she said.

Centenary Heights Year 12s (from left) Maisha Rahman, Joel Dobson, Katrina Taylor, Keith Hacquoil, Lachlan Webb and Carlie Williams are excited about their last day of school.
Centenary Heights Year 12s (from left) Maisha Rahman, Joel Dobson, Katrina Taylor, Keith Hacquoil, Lachlan Webb and Carlie Williams are excited about their last day of school. Bev Lacey

"It really feels like we'll be coming back and doing another year of school.

"It's really weird."

Miss Rahman said her teachers would be the part she would miss the most about school.

"We'll see our friends and catch up but we won't see our teachers again."

Lachlan Webb said it will be the "little things" he would miss.

"I think I'll miss my little school habits the most. When I come to school I usually go into the tuckshop and get a coffee before I start the day."

The students have been spending the last week at school participating in programs teaching them all about Schoolies safety and health issues.

The students at CHSHS will graduate tomorrow morning before heading home to relax before freshening up for their formal tomorrow night at Picnic Point.

Topics:  last day of school, schoolies, year 12


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