Matt adds hair flair for formal

MATT Ferguson showed his true colours at his school formal and his fellow students named him best-dressed for his efforts.

The Wollumbin High School student was given the title of best-dressed on the night for matching his hairstyle and pinstripe suit with the theme colours.

He said he coloured his mohawk hairstyle to match the formal theme of black, purple and silver.

“It’s my usual hairstyle but I like to mix up the colours every couple of weeks and change it,” he said.

“The swirl was just for the formal.”

He decided on the bleached swirl with his hairdresser the day before the formal.

“The hairdresser drew it on first and we decided it would be cool to do,” Matt said.

“Not many people saw it before the formal and everyone thought it was pretty good when I arrived.”

The year 12 student said he had always been interested in computers throughout high school and his dream job was to be a computer technician.

He said he would start his Certificate Four in Information Technology at Kingscliff TAFE next year.

“The course is pretty popular with a lot of mature age students but they are getting more students from high school applying for it next year,” Matt said.

“We’re just waiting for grades to come out on December 13 now.

“I did the Certificate Two at school and most of the Certificate Three subjects in year 12.

“I can go straight into Certificate Four and then do a reduced program at uni so it won’t take as long to finish my degree.

He said he wanted to finish his degrees in Australia before travelling around the world.

“I want to travel through Europe and also to Japan because they are about 10 years ahead of everyone with their technology.

“It would be cool to work and live between Australia and Japan.”

Matt said because the formal was held in the middle of Schoolies Week a lot of students travelled to the Gold Coast instead of holding their own after party.

“It was pretty crazy and I only stayed there three nights.”

Wollumbin High School students held their year 12 formal at Budd Park, Murwillumbah last Wednesday.



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