Greenhill Fashion Show Returns for 12th Year


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Junior Jasmine Herlitz models for the Greenhill Charity Fashion Show.

Laird Burke and Juan Barrientos

The 12th Annual Greenhill Charity fashion show will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Sewell Lexus Preowned Dallas.

This year, the fashion show is being run by seniors Campbell Scheer and Emily Kim alongside juniors Susie Fagelman and Anisa Walji.

Leading up to the fashion show, the board is doing fundraiser events to help raise more money for the foundation. Recently, the board hosted a bake sale in the student center. The fashion show relies solely on donations, so the contributions of students and others are vital. Last year, the show raised over $40,000.

In previous years, the event has been hosted at Cristi’s Banquet Hall, the same venue as Greenhill’s winter dance this year.

“The main purpose is to help donate to the Grant Haliburton Foundation, which is a foundation about mental health and spreading awareness about it,” said Fagelman.  “So, all of the proceeds will go towards that, which is a great cause.”

The foundation was created by Grant Haliburton’s mother in honor of her son. He was a Dallas teen who battled depression and bipolar disorder for several years before he took his own life at the age of 19.

The foundation offers many education programs and presentations, as well as an annual conference on mental wellness, suicide prevention, bullying, resilience and other issues impacting youth mental health.

Students as young as kindergarteners and as old as seniors will participate in the show. Those who are in middle school and younger can model, while high school students can model, be hair stylists, work as sign-in volunteers or assist the models.

As a model, students are given outfits from stores around the Dallas Metroplex to show. There is no set number of models that will be participating in the show because the number of stores that donate determines the number of models that can participate.

The modeling process entails being assigned to a store, attending a fitting and selecting an outfit. At the show, you wear your outfit on the runway.

“Modeling is a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, get community service hours and support a great cause,” Kim said.

The Charity Fashion Show board was introduced this year, sparking excitement about the expansion of this Greenhill tradition.

On the board are other Greenhill students, including sophomore Kendall Poglitsch, who is in charge of media. Junior Ava Klein and sophomore Lilly Middleman will be in charge of outreach. Juniors Hannah Gaswirth and Alex Ladin along with sophomore Ashley Weinstein will be in charge of volunteer and event coordination.

“I think it’s exciting that they decided to expand the board since it is also paving the way for the future of the fashion show,” Middleman said.