The Calhoun High School Senior Experience classes have been diligently creating a website and social media pages to keep event-goers connected and updated on their April 16 Fashion Show fundraiser.
“Students have been working behind the scenes in various capacities preparing for this event,” explained Elizabeth Separ, social studies teacher and senior experience coordinator. “Each student played on their strengths and took on integral roles that will help the evening be a success.”
They contacted local vendors seeking support and donations, as well as organized models and wrote the script for the evening.
“They have already collected more than $2,000 in ad space for our program,” explained Jason Elias, social studies teacher and senior experience coordinator. “We are so excited to support such a wonderful organization, one that is so close to home.”
Senior Experience is a unique class of that combines English and social studies class with an unpaid internship. This allows seniors in the school to experience what the real world is like. Each year, Senior Experience puts on a fashion show that hundreds of people attend and raises more than $10,000 to raise money for a charity of their choice.
This year, they received a special pitch from two students who were Make-A-Wish recipients themselves; Jackie Arias and Julia Lincoln.
“Make-A-Wish was always there for me to help me make sure I felt like a kid again,” Arias explained. She and her family embarked on a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World last November. “It was a way for us to celebrate that I won the battle [against her illness].”
The April 16 event begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 per person. Visit https://seniorexfashionsho1.wixsite.com/srxfs2019
for more information.