At fashion show, students pledge drug-free prom


Staff Report



Courtesy photo Students are ready to shine in the JVS fashion show.


Prom is a celebration that should be remembered fondly, and some Lorain County JVS students are taking steps to make sure it is.

Juniors in the early childhood education program hosted a prom fashion show as a way to share the message that being safe on prom night is a top priority.

“Prom is one of the most memorable nights of the year for a high school student,” said Hilary Duffala, junior instructor for the ECE program. “My students want to spread the message that it is important to have a safe prom night and to stay away from alcohol and drugs.”

During the show’s intermission, Kate Stiner, who lost her son three days before his high school graduation, spoke on the dangers of drugs and alcohol and how quickly one choice can alter a family’s entire world.

According to Stiner, Logan died after taking too much powdered caffeine. “My son died as a result of this drug,” she said. “I don’t want to see it happen to another family, so if you see something, say something!”

Every student was asked to sign a pledge card stating they would have a safe and sober prom and not use drugs or alcohol on prom night.

All who made this commitment were entered into a drawing to win a prom dress from David’s Bridal, a tuxedo from American Commodore Tux, or a Sephora gift card.

Courtesy photo Students are ready to shine in the JVS fashion show.

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Courtesy photo Students are ready to shine in the JVS fashion show.

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