CPHS Seniors Model in Style Show


Paige Hert

Senior Wynne McDonald walked in the Style Show wearing a black ball gown.

Anjali Sundaram, Reporter

This year, senior girls and boys were given a unique opportunity to walk the runway.

On Wed. Feb 1., the Project Graduation committee put together a fashion show to raise money for the event that will take place Jun. 3, right after graduation. Project Graduation is put on to help make sure that all graduated seniors celebrate their success in a safe way. To ensure that all seniors can attend the event, with no cost to them, the Project Grad committee put together different fundraisers. The fashion show displayed Z Couture clothing and Kendra Scott jewelry. To make the show a little different, CPHS seniors modeled the different dresses and tuxes.

Senior Wynne McDonald was one of the seniors that walked in the show.

“My mom said she signed me up so I was excited about that, and I’ve had a little bit of modeling experience so I was totally comfortable to walk,” McDonald said.

Modeling seniors were given the opportunity to go to the Z Couture store to try on and pick which dress they would like to wear in the show. McDonald modeled a princess styled, black prom dress.

“My style is more plain and simple, not really concurrent with all the neon sparkly dresses, so the black drew me in,” McDonald said.

In addition to being able to model the gowns, modeling seniors were also given a 15% discount to buy the gowns, and those that attended were also given the same discount. Though, many seniors that did make it to the show did not purchase the outfits, they did enjoy the show.

“I liked the music and seeing my friends be Sherri Hill models for the night,” senior Morgan McCarthy said. “It was so cute seeing them in model mode.”

Despite not buying a dress, McCarthy did in fact love the dresses, though she did love one more in particular.

“My favorite dress was Wynne’s,” McCarthy said. “I love black dresses, and I liked the way it was poofy at the bottom and tight at the top, and I liked the little slits on the side of the stomach.”

While senior girls did take the stage that night to model dresses, some senior boys also attended as escorts, modeling Z Couture suits, one of those boys was senior Josh Minjarez.

“I decided to do the style show mostly because it was a unique opportunity,” Minjarez said. “I thought it would be something very fun to be a part of. I really did enjoy it. I had a ton of fun dressing up and walking with my fellow seniors. My favorite part was seeing the crowd get excited for the girls up on stage.”

Watching the girls on stage seemed to be the highlight of the night, McCarthy agrees.

“I knew a ton of my friends were modeling the dresses, so I wanted to see them strut their stuff down the runway,” McCarthy said.

A final estimate on the amount of money raised has not been made on behalf of the Project Grad committee yet.