Students and faculty walk the runway for the third time at the annual Fashion Show


Michelle Ettiene

The 3rd annual CHS Fashion Show was held Friday March 4th from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria. Senior Sallie Haas of Deal coordinated the event for the last time with juniors Julia Pardee of Freehold and Allie Kuo of Tinton Falls by her side.

The proceeds of this years event will go towards prom. Through ticket and food sales, Haas was able to save enough money to make a donation towards the event as done in years prior. Local businesses such as The Macaroon Shop and Broad Street Dough Co. provided donations of baked goods.

The event was hosted by seniors Sallie Haas of Deal and Shane Nolan of Bradley Beach. Almost $20,000 worth of clothes were donated from local stores such as The Bee, D. Monaco, Tuxedo Den, Inlet Outlet, Spellbinders and more.

Because of the high value of the outfits, all participants signed a waiver to ensure that they would pay for any damages to the clothes. Students from all grades modeled in the event and expressed their excitement.

Sophomore Christina Flynn of Middletown modeled for Dresses and More, a prom dress boutique in Matawan and expressed her love for participating in the show.

“I did it last year and I had so much fun,” Flynn said, “plus this year is Sallie’s last year so I wanted to be a part of it.”

Teachers and their children also strutted down the runway. Junior English teacher Mrs. Lang participated for her third year with her two children Grace and Caroline, who said it was “lots of fun.”

Juniors Allie Kuo and Julia Pardee will take over the event for next year in Hass’s place.

“The fashion show has become such a part of CHS for me, so knowing this was my last one is a constant reminder that this is also my last year at CHS,” Haas said. “I’m so grateful that I have been able to work with the most amazing people and had the most amazing experiences these past three years

As for Pardee and Kuo, they are excited to take over the event and continue Haas’s work.

“We’re gonna try our best to carry on the amazing event that she started,” Kuo said.

“Sallie put so much time and effort into this event so we have big shoes to fill,” Pardee said.

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Photo credits to Meagan McDowell