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County Prep High School Showcases Student Designs at Annual Fashion Show (Hudson Reporter)

June 16, 2022

Photo credit: Mr. Gerard Patten

On Friday, June 10, County Prep High School Fashion and Design students participated in the annual student Fashion Show at the Earl W. Byrd Center in Jersey City.

Students showcased the designs that they spent the school year creating at the show, which was attended by Mrs. Janet Patten, Fashion and Design Instructor, as well as HCST faculty and staff, family members, community members, and alumni.

“Being a Fashion Designer is hard work,” said Alicia Abraham, Director of Career and Technical Education. “Our students here at HCST are incredibly talented as evidenced by their work created for the annual Fashion Show led by the Apparel & Textile CTE instructor Mrs. Janet Patten.

Photo credit: Mr. Gerard Patten

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud,” said Coco Chanel and that is exactly what Mrs. Patten fosters in her classroom – allowing the students to take all they have learned to express their individuality while creating the most beautiful fashion pieces they get to showcase at this great event. I wish continued success to Mrs. Patten and her students and I can’t wait to see what the next year’s fashion show will bring!”

The students who participated in the Fashion Show include Yvette Cruz, Camila Ramos, Gherese Felipe, Valeria Miranda, Jeremiah Gonzalez, Jadyn Mohammed, Daniela Esquea-Moreno, Amaya Thomas, and Madison Ragland.

The Hudson County Schools of Technology is dedicated to providing substantive Career and Technical Education programs across all of its campuses. Not only do students receive a state of the art academic education, but they graduate with the skills necessary to move forward in their chosen career path, whether through continued training at a college or technical program, or by entering directly into the workforce.

This article originally appeared June 14 in Hudson Reporter.

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