THEY were walking the red carpet like movie stars, but the girls from Maryborough State High School chose cooler colours for their formal gowns.

Shades of blue, turquoise and aqua were popular with the teens as they celebrated in a gala event at the Brolga Theatre on Saturday.

The young gentlemen chose traditional ties to match their dates' dresses, but the vehicles arriving to drop off the school-leavers were far from ordinary - including a semi-trailer, a horse-drawn carriage and a Ford Mustang Shelby.



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