Forget Paris. On Tuesday, March 19, spring fashion came to life at Hawthorne Elementary, with the school’s annual Trash 2 Fashion catwalk show. Students in grades three through five were invited to participate in a variety of STEAM activities, including using school and household trash and recyclable items to construct clothing and accessories. Pupils worked independently and in teams for more than a month to plan and create their designs. After a tight, four-way race and a final catwalk showdown, the following winners were announced:
- Rianna Bosley-Cooper (3rd grade) took first place with a sleeveless, fringe dress constructed from newspaper.
- Sophia Ball (3rd grade), came in second with a woven pink and white dress with rosette detail, matching shoes, and braided choker, all made from plastic bags.
- Evelyn Hernandez-Magana (3rd grade) placed third, sporting a flouncy, tiered black and white halter dress constructed from trash bags.
Judges for the fashion show were Adam Flugge (special education coordinator), Jill Beck (administrative assistant), and Susie Smucker (curriculum specialist). Kristen Millet, Hawthorne’s Assistant Principal, emceed the event. Faculty advisers included Katherine Roberts (3rd grade), Cindy Brun (3rd grade), Lauren Routsong (3rd grade), and Megan Winand (intervention specialist). These teachers also coordinated and led the rest of the day’s events, including Science Fair and Invention League.