[Editor's note: Arianna Bayangos is a student journalist at Carlmont High School.]
Carlmont High School’s Distributive Education Club of America (DECA club) is hosting their first prom and formal wear fashion show on March 15 at 6 pm in the Student Union.
The show features local vendors such as Paper & Petals, Men’s Wearhouse, B Chic Fashions, Selix, and Glamour Niche and also features Carlmont students as models. The fashion show’s profits go to the DECA club and Make-a-wish Foundation.
The event also features a student DJ, Teva Kohavi and a free raffle with prizes from Sephora, Emay’s Candy Shop and Jimmy’s Cafe.
The show was started by a group of students in the DECA club who wanted to do a project regarding fashion. The students have been working on the project since November by soliciting local businesses, finding models, and working with Blaney Aikman, a representative from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM).
Alexis Wilson, one of the project coordinators, said, “I joined this project to learn about business, learn how to plan an event, and work with and meet new people. I learned that reaching out to the community is an important part of an event. It is vital to reach out to possible vendors that could support our event.”
In DECA, students can learn about business through competitions in topics like marketing, accounting, and finance through tests to assess their knowledge and roleplays to help them in real life situations such as interviews. The fashion show will be presented by a group of students at next year’s DECA state conference in March.
Wilson added, “Being in DECA has taught me so much. I have networked with many students from different states, gained so much knowledge about being a leader, and succeeding in the business world. I will never forget the skills DECA has forever instilled within me.”
Tickets can still be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/342768 for $10 or at the door for $15. Get there early! First come, first serve!
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