On Dec. 2, the Friendswood High School Alumni Association hosted the 2018 Winter Wonderland FHS Senior Style Show at the McRee Ford Show Room. The event was held to raise funds for scholarships to be given out to graduating seniors. Approximately 150 people were in attendance.
This was the first year the Alumni Association put on this type of event. The organization’s president, Judy Connors, said she and her Board of Directors wanted to create an event that was inclusive of the entire senior class.
“It has never been done before and every senior student had an opportunity to participate,” Connors said. “Mr. Griffon and his administrative staff were extremely helpful and this would not have been possible without their help. Mr. Griffon was our Master of Ceremonies and did a perfect job in announcing our models, and our own Blue Santa, Superintendent Roher, made a surprise appearance.”
Students strutted down the runway in styles from Macy’s and Al’s Formal Wear.
“The seniors were actually very calm, but you could tell they were excited. We had a practice walk-through in their street clothes and that helped them with any nerves they might have had. They clowned it up quite a bit,” Connors said. “During the actual style show, they smiled, waved at family and friends, threw kisses to the crowd and did some little dances. The smiles on their faces were worth a million dollars.”
The models included Shelby Abel, Valerie Anderson, Drake Bock, Faith Brothers, Brady Buffington, Meghan Cheatwood, Janessa Cornett, Madison Dalton, Carson Davis, Nick DiVirgilio, Madison Downs, Rachel Epperson, Kyle Flick, Ashley Giles, Lauren Green, Garrett Leitko, Kooper Linch, Christopher Hoskins, Lauren Hubbard, Marcus Huerta, Madison Jenkins, Julia Kelly, Andrew Litzinger, Summer McNatt, Reed Miller, Payton Montemayor, Mitchell Morgan, Parker O’Leary, Tommy Rabalais, Ashlee Reuter, Annie Revere, Luke Revere, Sallianne Roher, Hailey Ryberg, Alex Sansom, Jake Sansom, Karsen Spencer, Grace Spinks, Madison Stephens, Breely Swientonioski, Caroline Velek, Cade Weger, James Yawn and Zach Zamora.
“Based on the positive remarks from people that attended and those who have heard about it, it was an enormous success,” Connors said. “We are especially encouraged junior parents are calling to have their child's name put on the list for next year.”
Connors said the event would not have been possible without the underwriters: Majestic Linen and Décor, McRee Ford and Texas Citizens Bank. She would also like to thank the event sponsors: Al’s Formal Wear, Anchor Fundraising, Antonini Subs, CenterCourt Pizza and Brew, The Clary Family, DNP Americas, Enviro-Tek Services Inc., Friendswood Sun Spot-Tony Quick, Gina’s Italian Kitchen, The J.A.M. Session, Joseph A. Mire, Lewis Jewelers, Macy’s, Mighty Mouse Powerlifting, and Polished Nails. Connors would also like to say a special “thank you” to Ellen Hickl, fashion show coordinator; Michael Haddock, Macy’s stylist; David Leung, photographer; and the FHS Varsity Cheerleaders and Mighty.