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Nyack HS Fashion Show Accents Local Threads

Teachers, parents raise money for project graduation

With Nyack teachers as models on the catwalk and parents as spectators, Thursday evening's annual Nyack High School Fashion Show went off without a sartorial hitch.

The event—held at the Pearl River Hilton—drew hundreds of eager Nyackers and fashion-gawkers.

Now on its 19th year, the fashion show raises funds for Project Graduation.

"It's a national initiative that provides seniors with safe ways to celebrate on graduation night," said Laurie Straus, co-president of the PTSA executive board, which organized the event. Straus has had a major hand in the fashion show for five years.

"We try to support the community," she added, noting all the clothes featured on the runway are local, and provided by , P. Ross, , Sanctuary and .

Proceeds also fund scholarships—since the first fashion show in 1993, about $34,000 worth of aid has been dished out to deserving students.

Audience members could win raffle prizes, as well, like brunch at Gourmet, tickets to or a donut-and-coffee tasting at .

School board members and district administrators were present, and principal Joe Spero and assistant principal Rudy Arietta——received rousing applause from parents when introduced.

Nyack teachers modeled everything from gowns to yoga pants—browse the adjacent gallery for a quick look, and add your own photos, too.

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The models, and their escorts

Melissa Amarianos (HS)

Rudy Arietta (HS)

Taryn Brechbeil (MS)

Erica Castellano (HS)

Andrew Cirafici (HS)

Shari Colucci (VCE)

Veronica Cuccia (VCE)

Peggy D’Auria (HS)

Dawn Dubiel (HS)

MaryBeth Foisy (MS)

Shaun Fyffe (HS)

Kleo Girandola (UNE)

Meredith Handt (VCE)

Monica Hankinson (VCE)

Patricia Jacobson (UNE)

Kirsten Kleinman (HS)

Edgar Lambert (HS)

Patricia Lorva (VCE)

James Montesano (Admin)

Tracy Potter (HS)

Michael Ramponi (VCE)

Donna Ramundo (LE)

Lisa Ryder (MS)

Patricia Seminelli (Admin)

Jose St. Victor (HS)

Kevin Sullivan (HS)

William Demarest (Editor) May 04, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Congratulations on another great show!

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