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Fashion statements from SEHS students
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Winners Emily Nist, Christian Mincey and TJon Winston head down the runway. - photo by Photo by Pat Donahue

With duct tape, coffee filters, paper products and other means, South Effingham High School students staged their eighth annual student fashion show.

“Mundane Madness” featured designs from duct tape, a second category of “stain, stamp, style,” which included jewelry designs, and wedding dresses made of coffee filters and paper products.

All proceeds benefit the annual Cathy Leaf Art Scholarship and visual arts programs at SEHS, buying such items as sewing machines and duct tape, said fashion show director and art instructor Mary Cale Anderegg Wilson.

“This was our biggest show ever,” she said.

There were 24 designers and 55 outfits.

The director’s award went to Kayla King and Shelby Brannen, and Joe Shaw won the audience choice award. Akelya Walker won the jewelry design award, with Danielle McClain as runner-up, and Brittany Brookshire was named top model, with Savannah Carver as runner-up.

T’Jon Winston was the winner in the “duct tape designs,” with Christian Mincey winning in “stain, stamp and style,” and Emily Nist winning in “coffee-filter couture.” Runners-up were Katelyn Hester, Brianna Morton and Jamie Jimenez, and Shelby Hendrix and Khylia Davis.

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