30 year reunion for class of 1980

FORMER Proserpine High School students who finished school in 1980 came together on Saturday night for their 30 year reunion.

Forty-eight graduates who walked out of the school gates for the last time 30 years ago met at Waterline on Shingley in Airlie Beach to share stories of their school days and the days since.

Lee Secomb organised the reunion which was the first ever for the class of 1980.

Ms Secomb said it was one of the first times that many of the former students had seen each other since their days at Proserpine High School.

“There were some people that you just looked at and thought ‘you haven't changed at all',” she said.

“It was a lot of fun for me to speak to everyone along the way.”

Ms Secomb also said it was very rewarding to see so many past students turn up for the night.

“It was just an awesome response,” she said.

“The fact that people travelled from far and wide was fantastic.”

Cherie Southwood travelled all the way from Detroit in the USA said that she was grateful to share stories with her former peers.

“It's wonderful,” she said.

“I appreciate the Australian humour and Airlie Beach has changed quite a lot.”

Scott Peterson travelled from Ghana in Africa to reunite with old school pals for the night.

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