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Strutting Their Stuff: The Mother Daughter Fashion Show

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On Sunday, April 15, Benet Academy seniors assembled at the Abbington Banquet Hall to hold a mass, luncheon, and fashion show for junior and senior girls and their mothers.
Preparation began weeks before with each senior group being assigned to a clothing retailer; the clothing retailers who volunteered their wears ranged from small boutiques to larger chains. The group met at the retailer and were fitted before given clothes to model. On the morning of the big day, the girls modeling arrived hours before everyone else to practice their walk and make sure all the clothing was where it needed to be. Several senior boys were featured in the show as well, serving as escorts to girls wearing summer garb and prom dresses.
The mass started soon after that featuring the Benet Academy Mass Choir and Abbot Hugh. Seniors Alie Oates, Taylor Oechsel, and Maddie Barbeau all took turns leading some of the songs sung at mass. Mrs. Pam Diltz and her daughter, Molly Diltz ‘18, as well as Mrs. Julie Bock and her daughter, Lauren Bock ‘18, reflected upon their mother daughter relationships. The tissues provided on the seats at mass were extremely helpful to both tearful mothers and daughters during that particular time.

After the tear-filled mass, the luncheon and fashion show went off without a hitch as girls and guys strutted their stuff while Mrs. Sarah Patterson informed the audience of their activities, college plans, and favorite memories. Some groups danced along to their song and had fun walking the runway with their friends while others took the fashion show much more seriously with professional model walks and poses. “It was fun to get to spend time with my mom and model in the show.” stated senior model Adrienne Tan. In the end, the Mother Daughter Fashion Show was a great way for senior girls to end their Benet Academy experience with their moms cheering them on both at their side and in the audience.

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Strutting Their Stuff: The Mother Daughter Fashion Show