FBLA gets ready for its spring fashion show

FBLA gets ready for its spring fashion show

Traditions have always been at the heart of Lincoln High School. One in particular is coming up on April 11; it is the annual Future Business Leaders of America Spring Fashion Show at the Providence Marriott.

It was first created in order to support the Catherine Kurowski Memorial Scholarship Fund. The proceeds collected through entry tickets to the event and raffle tickets all go toward scholarships for seniors in FBLA. In the past, more than $50,000 was awarded to more than 40 seniors.

For those who are not aware, the Future Business Leaders of America at Lincoln High School is a group of about 100 students who have been enrolled in a semester business course each year of membership. Besides the fashion show, FBLA members participate in the March of Dimes fundraiser, the Adopt-a-Family program, competitions, and leadership conferences. They also run the school's store, where food and clothing are sold to students. The major goal of the group is to raise money and help the community in some form.

The fashion show is extremely fun for the FBLA members. There's a role for everyone to play. Students can play the role of models, emcees, hosts and hostesses, or work backstage.

Participating models arrive early in order to get their hair and makeup done by Salon Deniz and the Aidiles Day Spa. The boys and girls strut their stuff down a runway at the Marriott in order to show off the business, casual and formal attire that they personally picked out from any of the stores that are contributing their clothes for free, including Marshalls, Men's Warehouse, Deb, and David's Bridal.

This year's emcees, seniors Ben Allen and Emma Abdalla, keep the night alive as they describe the clothes that the students are modeling. Ben Allen stated, "This night allows people to dress up and have a lot of fun, while at the same time raising money for a great cause. I am excited to be an emcee again after also filling this position for Variety Show."

The fashion show is always successful thanks to the dedication of FBLA adviser Mrs. Mitchell, and the student chairperson Nikayla Silva, with the assistance from Erin McManus and Katie Farrell, also students at LHS. Nikayla Silva stated, "It's very fun to model clothing and get our hair and makeup done; it is a glamorous moment. At the same time, kids are putting in their own time to help raise money that will go toward someone's college fund."

Overall, it is always a fun and successful night for everyone involved. Any community member can attend the fashionable night, taking place at the Providence Marriott on April 11.