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Newburgh Free Academy Hosts Annual Student Designed Fashion Show

High school students from Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus hosted their annual Fashion Show. Students in Fashion 2, Fashion 3, and Independent Study showed off looks that they have been working on all year.

Designs included:

Fashion 2:

Boho - by Nicolette  Porcaro

Flores - by Dafne Garcia

Take Me To The Islands – by Yane

Material Girl - by Taylor Morabito

Nativo - by  Aaliyah Figueroa

Eclectic - by Armoni Sampson, Naja Moore, and  Jocelyn Reyes

Fashion 3:

A  Ttravés de Mis Ojos - by  Maritza Mejia

Belleza – by Audrey Hemingway

SUNRISE TO SHINE – by Anabel Marquez

Living My Best Life – by Kaylani McDowell

Queen Bee - By Sydney King

Monochrome - by Isabelle Nester

Toy Box – Isabel Medina

Quality Over Quantity - by Melazia Jackson


Models included: Abigail Ho, Addison Parker, Adrianna Perna, Allison Mayo, Anjoulee Martin, Ashley Sabillon, Cameron Roth, Charlotte Kelly, Desiree Diaz, Emma Yeaple, Gabby Hall, Jillian Torrez, Jordan C., Julianna Martinez, Kristalee Serano, Michelle Wang, Niviera Spearman, Abelis Medina, Adalia Aevedo, and Andy Reyes.

A special thanks to the emcee of the evening, Mr. Robert Shust, assistant principal of Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus, to Ms. Leanne Paganelli for help with hair and make-up, to the models for the show, and to Mr. Chris Cotton and his students for creation and set up of the stage.

The judges for the show also deserve some special thanks.

Torrance Harvey, Mayor of Newburgh and Social Studies teacher at Newburgh Free Academy North Campus/NFA PTECH. Ms. Deanna Gonzalez, graduate of NFA, class of 2002, was in our fashion program  and was the winner of the Best in Show that year.  Deanna graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and has worked for Komar Industries as a designer for ten years. Ms. Kiara Rivera graduate of NFA, class of 2016.  Kiara was in the fashion program and won the Best in Show award for that year. Kiara currently attends Mount Saint Mary College in their Nursing Program. Mr. Nick Valentine, owner and tailor in the City of Newburgh was in attendance at the show. Mr. Valentine welcomes an intern from NFA each year to learn at his shop.


Fashion classes and the Fashion Show at Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus are taught and advised by Ms. Karen Stafford.


Photos from the event can be found here.

ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Team at communications@necsd.net. We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!

Date: 2019-05-29 04:17:21 AM


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