This January, students from South Forsyth High School are taking their prom fashion skills to the runway.
The South Forsyth chapter of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) and South Forsyth marketing students will present the “Surf’s Up with DECA” prom fashion show at 6 and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 in the school’s performing arts center.
According to a press release from the school, at this show “students are challenged with learning how to produce a professional fashion show, while earning money to help DECA members attend conferences and competitions throughout the year.” It stated that “students receive first-hand experience in planning and creating a large revenue-generating event. They brainstorm ways to raise money beyond selling tickets to the show.”
More than 70 South Forsyth students will act as models, and four will be crowned prom queen, king and princess. Each will be selected through a vote by donations.
“This is the biggest project our DECA chapter does all year. Beginning to end, we plan every part of it, down to the most minor of details,” said South Forsyth Senior Will Bradley.
This will be Bradley’s third year serving as co-emcee and model for the event. According to him it’s an event that is looked forward to every year.
“It’s really awesome to see it finally come together in January and to be a part of such a big tradition at South. It’s also something really fun to do with so many of my friends,” he said.
Clothing for the event is being provided by RSVP Prom and Pageant of Johns Creek and Tuxedo WearHouse in Cumming.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $7, and donations taken at intermission will go to support the Rally Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.