Bellingham High NHS Hosts Prom Fashion Show
Mar 28, 2019 06:00AM
● By Pamela Johnson
Student models Jordan Houston and Ben Youkilis
story & photo by Amy Bartelloni, Contributing Writer
The National Honor Society (NHS) at Bellingham High School hosted its annual prom fashion show on Thursday, March 14, in the high school auditorium. Proceeds for this year’s event benefited Birthday Wishes, an organization that holds birthday parties for homeless children across Massachusetts.
“Every year, NHS students vote on where they want the prom fashion show money to go,” said NHS Advisor Mrs. Amy-June Remy. It was a unanimous decision to choose Birthday Wishes, which is also the state NHS’s adopt-a-charity this year.
David’s Bridal in North Attleboro donated the use of the dresses for the evening, and Bonardi’s of Milford provided the tuxedos. Brian’s Country Greenery of Bellingham donated all of the floral arrangements, bouquets, and boutonnieres.
The event was hosted by the NHS officers: Katherine Reed, President; Ian McCue, Vice-President; Ethan Carr, Secretary; Michael Crummet, Treasurer; Katherine Ehwa, Historian; and Landon Solina, Parliamentarian. The models were senior members of the NHS, chosen for the number of volunteer hours they have given, but all NHS members played a role in the evening’s success.
“Every single member of the National Honor Society is doing something for the show,” Mrs. Remy said. This includes modeling, setup, cleanup, ushers, concessions, raffle table, and many other jobs. In addition to the formal wear, students presented a “what not to wear” segment, suggesting that sportswear and Hawaiian shirts might not be the best prom attire.
The event raised $1,200 for the organization, and students were happy to have helped. “The whole experience was a lot of fun, especially being able to do it with friends,” said NHS member Maddie Mantegani. “It’s also great knowing that with all the money we raised we will be helping throw many homeless kids the birthday parties they never thought they would have.”