Stawell couple Neil and Sheila Thornton have started an impressive 11th year preparing Stawell Secondary students for their annual dance.
The Stawell Secondary College Debutante Ball will be held over two nights on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.
Mr Thornton said this year would be his final year instructing students.
“I have been saying this for years,” he jokingly said.
“It keeps us young and we get a tremendous amount of satisfaction from what we do, we love the reaction from the kids, they show a great level of interest and are very responsive.”
Stawell Secondary principal Kevin O’Neil thanked Mr and Mrs Thornton for their efforts.
“They do an impressive job each year,” he said.
“The school ball is a great school community driven event to get involved in.”