Collier Alumni Fashion Show 2017

Collier Alumni Fashion Show 2017
Posted on 06/23/2017
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Fashion show at Collier High School - a NJ Alternative High School

The unity of the CHS students and the alumni at the May 12th fashion show entitled SMOKE and MIRRORS brought the house down on the runway inside the CHS gymnasium.  
            
                       Pictured left: Ike Pilato  Pictured right:  Asa Todd applying make-up to CHS student Chynna.  Pictured below: Dalicia Luna and her two children
Fashion show at Collier High School - a NJ Alternative High School
Many alumni and former staff members came for an evening of fun, reminiscing and of course, great style. Mrs. Schopel, former CHS teachers' aide, noted that "CHS is still a welcoming place to be visit, even after 35 years."  Former CHS principal Dr. Zealand and his wife and pottery teacher Ms. Hundertpfund were also in attendance.  This special event was directed by Activities Director, Ms. Bev and senior student, Ike Pilato.  

Fashion show at Collier High School - a NJ Alternative High School

             Pictured right:  Ms. Bev
The fashion show began with introductions from the MC's Jon Brown, Class of 2016 and senior student Nathalie Rincon.  The models entered the smokey stage wearing everything from casual outfits such as summer wear in all white as well as formal attire.  The energy in the gym was electric and the models supplied the electricity.  One of the highlights of the fashion show were the alumni strutting the runway with their children.   A few fashionable families included Felicia Hernandez, class of 2002 and her son Jonah, Caleitha Bradley, Class of 1999 and her daughter London and Chris Smith, Class of 1987 and her daughters Nora and Maggie.  Chris Smith noted that" it really does take a village to make these events happen."

   Pictured below:  Caleitha Bradley and daughter London

Fashion show at Collier High School - a NJ Alternative High SchoolMid-way through the fashion show, Ms. Barnett, the former CHS Chemistry teacher and current middle school science teacher, sang a heartfelt rendition of 'Hello' by Adele.   She dedicated the song as well as the fashion show to the late English teacher, Marlene Potts who passed away on April 20, 2017.  

 

A special thank you to Asa Todd, Class of 2003 and currently a make-up artist, who applied the make-up for the models and always with a big smile.  Thank you to Mrs. Amato, cosmetology teacher at the Union County Voc/Tech HS and wife of our Spanish teacher Mr. Amato, for the beautiful hair styling of our models.          

                              Pictured below:  Pam Goldberg, Class of

Fashion show at Collier High School - a NJ Alternative High SchoolThe finale included a shout out to Executive Director Sr. Debbie and her love of Motown music with Ms. Bev, her sister Al'nisa and herdaughter, Stephanie singing the Supremes song "Stop in the Name of Love."  Along with her many other talents, who knew Ms. Bev could sing?

          Pictured below: Ike Pilato, Class of 2017

Fashion show at Collier High School - a NJ Alternative High SchoolWe are grateful to all of the generous staff who donated their time and energy to make the fashion show possible, especially Ms. Bev.                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pictured below:  Ms. Bev's sister A'lisa, Ms. Bev and Stephanie, Ms. Bev's daughter        Fashion show at Collier High School - a NJ Alternative High School


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