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By: Jacqueline Valenzuela 

 August 10th, 2015

"I have been lucky enough to model in the Natalie M. Foundation Benefit Fashion Show for multiple years.  I have raised money to help my colorguard and my dance team.  I was honored to receive a scholarship to the Art Institute summer program as a result of my fundraising success.  Even though I have aged out as a model, I look forward to coming to help behind the scenes and am truly grateful for my time on the stage."

Prom fashion shows to benefit charities

By Mary Livermore Bush - special thanks to The Olathe News


Though high school proms are still a few months off, the search for what to wear to the glamorous event is on.

Several hundred high school students from more than 30 area high schools will make that search a little easier this month when they model prom and after-five wear at two fashion events that benefit school districts, school projects and educational foundations.

Students from Olathe North High School’s fashion studio classes have teamed up with Overland Park retailer Natalie M to present the fashion shows. Barbra Gonzales, the department chairwoman for family and consumer sciences at Olathe North and the event chairwoman, said her students designed the posters and program covers for the fashion shows and coordinated with other schools as they learned first-hand how to produce a large event.