The Green Pride

De Soto High School students participate in annual prom fashion show

A group of De Soto High School students show off their dresses backstage of the Natalie M. Fashion Show on Feb 3.

Wildcat Photo

A group of De Soto High School students show off their dresses backstage of the Natalie M. Fashion Show on Feb 3.

Maggie Kroeger, Opinion Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Twenty-two De Soto High School students participated in the annual Natalie M. Fashion Show at the Overland Park Convention Center on Feb. 3.

The fashion show is made up of students from many different schools, all hoping to fundraise for a certain event. For DHS, the funds raised from the fashion show are going toward the prom budget, which will be used by the Prom Committee to fund the dance. This event is the main fundraiser for prom, and is what determines the decoration budget, as well as the price of prom tickets.  

“The Natalie M. Fashion Show has been something we’ve [DHS] been a part of for the past four years, and they’ve [Natalie M.] been doing it way longer than that,” Prom Committee sponsor Caroline Friday explained. “The great part about it is that they give 100 percent of the funds raised back to the schools to use for whatever they choose, which for us is prom, and that’s perfect since the show is all about modeling prom dresses.”

Junior class president Corinne Daise, who is partly in charge of planning for prom, participated the recent fashion show, taking a leadership role to get many students involved.

“My main role [as junior class president] was to get people involved and aware of the fashion show so more people join and we can raise more money,” Daise explained. “All of the money we raise goes toward prom, and it’s our biggest fundraiser for it.”

Prior to the show, all participants were required to attend a modeling seminar that taught inexperienced members how to properly walk and present themselves on the runway. Hoffman Models International, a local modeling agency which was a sponsor for this event, and led the seminar so that students felt fully prepared for the actual show.

All student models got the chance to walk down the runway twice to show off the dress that they were given. Overall, participants found this experience to be a very fun opportunity.

“It was completely different from anything I’d ever done before so it was a really cool experience, and it was also fun to meet a lot of different people from different schools and backgrounds. Overall, it was a lot of fun to participate in,” Daise said.

Overall,  students were able to raise approximately $2,200 to go toward this year’s prom budget. These funds are essential in organizing prom, according to Friday.

“We really want as many people as possible to participate in the show, because the more money we raise for this then the more money we have to make our prom as fun as possible. This is our main fundraiser and is really important to our prom budget,” Friday said.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Maggie Kroeger, Opinion Editor

Meet Maggie Kroeger. This is her junior year and second year on staff. She is currently the opinion editor for the Green Pride and was formerly a staff...

Leave a Comment

The Green Pride intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. The Green Pride does not allow anonymous comments, and The Green Pride requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • De Soto High School students participate in annual prom fashion show

    News

    Snow days affect the rest of second semester

  • De Soto High School students participate in annual prom fashion show

    Opinion

    Why we still read Shakespeare

  • De Soto High School students participate in annual prom fashion show

    Multimedia

    Students plan to attend Career Fair for area schools

  • De Soto High School students participate in annual prom fashion show

    News

    Are flu shots worth a shot?

  • De Soto High School students participate in annual prom fashion show

    News

    How to stay warm in dangerously low temperatures and enjoy this winter season

  • De Soto High School students participate in annual prom fashion show

    Opinion

    Love 365: Why Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be just one day

  • De Soto High School students participate in annual prom fashion show

    News

    DHS puts on galaxy themed Winter Homecoming dance

  • De Soto High School students participate in annual prom fashion show

    Top Stories

    Should senior year be an easy end to one’s high school career?

  • De Soto High School students participate in annual prom fashion show

    Multimedia

    DHS athletes participate in track club

  • De Soto High School students participate in annual prom fashion show

    Arts/Entertainment

    The CK Rep Theatre Troupe

Navigate Right
The student news site for De Soto High School Journalism.
De Soto High School students participate in annual prom fashion show