Passion for fashion at SHS prom preview


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Junior Jillian Rhodes sorts through dresses as part of the pre Prom fashion show

On Tuesday, March 17, the SHS marketing and fashion-design classes will join together to host a potentially annual fashion show at Sheridan High School. This event is intended to promote community participation in prom by marketing and showcasing various prom apparel.

Marketing students have worked on this project since the beginning of the second semester and hope i will be a positive experience. “It’s helping us learn to market by ourselves and market an idea,” said student Taylor Cameron.

Students involved are likely to gain more knowledge in marketing by advertising, selling, and promoting used prom wear. Anyone who wishes to sell their old yet fancy dresses and tuxedos can do so at this event for $5. Marketing students will not participate in the selling of used fashion but will help connect buyers and sellers.

The class visited the One Step Closer Boutique in preparation for this event and met store owner Barb Sondgeroth. New prom apparel featured will be provided by the boutique and is available for purchase or rent.

Marketing teacher Kathleen Piltch compared the even to a car show: “There are new and used cars at the car show. There will be new and used dresses at the prom preview.”

Tickets will be available at this event or in the FBLA vending machine at school. Each ticket will be $3 or two for $5. Raffle winners may collect coupons for clothing, restaurants, and nail salons among other prizes. The money earned from this event will be used to support Career and Technical Education (CTE) students.

Many SHS teachers and staff have shared their old prom photos with the class, so in addition to fashion and prizes, there will be an amusing contest involving the ancient snapshots.

Not only will marketing students gain experience in  a project outside of school, but the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club and the CTE department at SHS will be benefitted by the profit.

Anyone in the community who is interested in prom or fashion is invited to the show. Students interested should contact Kathleen Pilch (672-2495 Ext. 2109) for more information.