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Hendersonville High School

This year’s HOSA Prom Fashion Show raised $600 – about double the amount from the previous year, the organizer for the show said recently.

 

 “I was very pleased with the turn out,” said Health Science teacher Elizabeth O’Neal, who is the advisor to HHS’s HOSA club. 

 

Held last month, show was the largest in recent years in terms of student models with 50 students - 25 guys and 25 girls - showcasing the formal dresses and tuxes available for spring prom.

 

The show also featured a choreographed dance routine, vendor booths and door prizes.

 

The money raised from the annual event goes to pay for future HOSA club competitions. Last year’s show brought in about $300.

 

O’Neal worried that attendance would be off this time because the show had to be rescheduled twice due to winter weather. She also feared that with all the rescheduling the models wouldn’t get enough time to rehearse.

 

 “I think the couples dance was the crowd’s favorite part,” she remarked of the night’s activities. 

 

O’Neal said the show went off without a hitch; everyone knew their dances and when to enter and exit.

 

 “The first and second years I had to advertise to find models,” she said. This time there was no advertising and more models than she could use. 

 

The Prom Fashion Show is not a contest. The purpose is showcasing tuxes, and dress for Prom and of course raising money for the HOSA club.

 

Story by Isabella Swing