By Sarah Kuhn. Photos by Valerie Mak.
Throughout high school, there are plenty of expenses for students to worry about. One surprising event, however, tends to sneak up on Grade 12 students - the year end dinner-dance. Trying to find the perfect dress, the best fitting suit, and the nicest shoes can be a hassle, especially on a student budget. The Promject, organized by Ms. Wirick’s senior leadership class, was aimed towards students that can’t afford expensive clothing for their big night.
All the items up for sale at The Promject were donated by various members of the community. During the event, held on January 18th, many students dropped by the large gym to check out the variety of apparel being sold. Six girls found their dream dress, two people found shoes, and many more bought accessories and jewellery. As an added bonus, all of the money raised by selling the recycled clothing was donated to the Vancouver Rape Relief Shelter. Thanks to the hard work of the leadership class, many students were able to save their wallets and get beautiful prom wear at an affordable price.
Special thanks go to the main event organizers: Grade 12 students Mariah Provencal, Claire Chateauneuf, and Bryanna Prasad, as well as Grade 10 student Alana Leung. These four girls, along with the help of Ms Wirick, pushed the event forward and their efforts made the night a huge success.