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High schoolers ready for walk on runway
[January 30, 2013]

High schoolers ready for walk on runway

Jan 30, 2013 (Kilgore News Herald - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Kilgore High School's annual fashion show will return this weekend to benefit KHS' yearbook and Anchor club.

At "A Touch of Fame and Fashion Style Show and Beauty and Handsome Presentation," students model clothes loaned to them by East Texas businesses.

"My favorite thing about it is that everyone gets to try on something new," said yearbook student Jordan Lutz. "We can see each other wear something other than their casual school clothes." Companies that have provided clothes for students to model in include Calamity Jane's War Bag, Cherry Hill Boutique, The Lucky Cowgirl, Red Lantern, Tanline, Brides and Belles, That Girl's Boutique, The Glitz and Hurwitz.

"It's a chance for everyone in the school to get involved," said Laci Ford. "Typically, only upperclassmen go to prom and wear dresses like these. Everyone has a chance to go to this." "Style Show is a great way to advertise local businesses," said Dora Morales. "It's fun working on and off stage with all of my friends." During the show, students from all grade levels will show off their, and the most handsome and beautiful boy and girl of the junior and senior classes will be announced.

"Being in the style show gives the chance to be on the stage with a lot of cute girls," said Austin Lopez.

This year's theme is "All That Glitters" and special prop diamonds have been crafted to decorate Dodson Auditorium appropriately for the evening. In addition to the students who have helped craft the props, the show's lighting will be provided by KHS theater students.

"I think something special about this is that it isn't just about a small group of students," said Haylie Davis. "A lot of students have been involved." This year, 147 students are involved between lights, sound, video, the style show and talent acts. In addition, 20 teachers and staff members are also helping out. David Hodges, who graduated from KHS in 2008, will work with the show's sound and mixing.

"It's a good example of students coming together and working to put on a great show for the community," said Kathleen Meredith, Anchor club student. "Everyone can come and appreciate it." "I enjoy getting to spend time with the other members while doing something fun like decorating props," said Caroline Jacobs.

"Decorating props helps me feel a stronger connection with my colleagues," said Hector Peralez.

The show begins at 7 p.m. Saturday in Dodson Auditorium on Kilgore College's campus. Tickets are $10 each.

"I want to thank all the businesses who have given to us, like East Texas Lumber who donated the wood we used for props and East Texas Hardware who donated spray paint, not to mention all the boutiques who are providing the beautiful clothing," said Amy Bates, KHS yearbook adviser.

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