PCHS fashion show adds new twist

Students will be dressed up and dazzling at the Kinsmen Community Centre on April 16 as Ponoka Composite High School hosts their annual fashion show.

Students will be dressed up and dazzling at the Kinsmen Community Centre on April 16 as Ponoka Composite High School hosts their annual fashion show.

The event is a fundraiser for the graduating class at PCHS and will help with extra activities that come with graduation including the banquet.

There will be approximately 40 models, mainly students and some teachers, as well as a few children in the show.

Students will be showcasing clothing from different businesses from Ponoka, Lacombe, Red Deer and Edmonton and were very pleased with the support they’ve received from the community.

“It’s basically a good way for the community to support our graduation and a way for us to give back,” said student committee member Ericka Emes.

The event will be different from other years and will feature games such as Deal or No Deal, a balloon game and more. The fashion show will also include skits that will be acted out by the models.

“It’s not going to be your average show,” said teacher Aryn Street. “We’re going to spice it up and make it an extravaganza. Our goal is to entertain and have fun.”

Many students from PCHS are involved in the fashion show both on and off the runway.

“There’s a lot of people behind the scenes,” said Janice Rampersaud student committee member. “Even students who aren’t models are selling tickets, being security and doing other jobs to help make this a success.”

The fashion show will not only entertain those that come but will also be a chance for community members to view the graduates and support them in their graduation.

Student committee member Evan Hudson believes that since there are only a certain number of seats for the graduation that this event will offer a time for them to see this years graduates.

“A lot of community people can’t come to our graduation and this will give them an opportunity to see the graduates in dresses and tuxes,” said Hudson.

The fashion show will be at 7 p.m. at the Kinsmen Community Centre on April 16. For more information contact PCHS at (403) 783-4411.