82 students model in fifth annual Fashion Show


Blot photo by Marissa Ho.

Isabella Antoon

Students at CHS got the opportunity to walk the runway on Feb. 23 at the fifth annual Fashion Show.

Senior Emma Wilenta of Wall and junior Grace Treshock of Monmouth Beach conceptualized the show over the summer and coordinated the event for this winter. The show featured 82 models from all grades. Science teacher Leah Morgan and spanish teacher Karen Britto served as advisers for the event.

Wilenta and Treshock assigned each model one of 12 stores and boutiques local to Monmouth County based upon their personal style. Models were largely given free reign over their outfits, and had the opportunity to purchase their ensemble at a discounted price following the show.

Sophomore Lauren Tarigo of Sea Girt modeled for Palm Place, located in Manasquan, and enjoyed the opportunity to expand her style.

“It was nice to try something new,” Tarigo said. “I had a really fun time choosing my outfit for the show and the entire experience was great.”

Preparation for the show was divided into several groups, with committee heads assigned for each aspect of the night. Senior Julianne Sackett of Rumson, along with assistants Tarigo and sophomore Grace Quakenbush of Wall, was in charge of food, which included donations from many popular places including Playa Bowls and The Macaroon Shop.

Most of the work was driving around the county and contacting local businesses,“ Sackett said. “We probably went to at least 15 or 20 places to get the seven that provided, but it was our most successful year.”

Morgan said the show sold about 200 tickets and raised over $2,500, which Wilenta said will be  divided amongst several locations.

The money made from the show is going to the senior class for prom as well as the SGA,” Wilenta said. “We will also be donating $500 to Cinderella‘s Closet.”

Located in Freehold, Cinderella’s Closet works to provide less fortunate Monmouth County high school students with outfits for their proms.

Sophomores Abby Tellechea of Monmouth Beach and Riley Rademacher of Wall worked under Wilenta and Treschock for this year’s show and will take the positions of co-heads for next year’s show alongside Treshock.